Grapeview Point Boat Works

81 E Grapeview Point Rd + Allyn, WA 98524 + 360-277-9015 + boat_works@yahoo.com

Building a Glued Lapstrake Caledonia Yawl

Page 17: The Final Details

Builder's Placard for Freya
Builder's Placard for Freya

At last - time for the finishing details.

The centerboard and trunk are coated with graphite for abrasion resistance and minimal friction.

Tholepins used in place of oarlocks
Tholepins used in place of oarlocks

Tholepins are a solution to the question, "Where do I find oarlocks suitable for a 2-1/4" diameter oar?". They fit snugly into tapered holes in the gunwales and pads, yet are easily removed if they get in the way. They also make a handy place for hanging a fender.

Teak cleat
Teak cleat

Teak cleats are used throughout the boat. They can be made to just the right size for their purpose. Besides, they look sharp.

Detail of the leather on boomkin
Detail of the leather on boomkin

Now that the sixth coat of spar varnish has cured we can start lacing sails to the spars, and sort out the correct location of the leathers and various fittings.

Detail of the boomkin thru-hull
Detail of the boomkin thru-hull

Today was mostly spent rigging sail, and sorting out the correct location for cleats, blocks, etc. Obviously, this is outdoor work.

The beaching rudder
The beaching rudder

We've have been splicing and whipping lines like there is no tomorrow, and are through with the reefing set-up.

Floorboards and centerboard trunk
Floorboards and centerboard trunk

And at last she is complete - ready to be launched!




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