bowsprit bitts and covering boards

115 days

In the picture you can see the oak bitts which Barnaby has made. These hold the inner end of the bowsprit and provide solid posts for mooring.

Mark and I have been working on the covering boards. Each side is made up of 4 lengths of 1 3/4" oak which are joined with a scarf joint. The final width will be around 6 1/2" and they'll be finished with a bull nose (ie. rounded over) on the outer edge. The rest of the deck will be douglas fir and will be laid between the covering boards.