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BOAT BUILDING AS A HOBBY AND SAILING FOR PLEASURE !

Another passion of mine! Make your own boat . I have always loved being in and on the water so I decided to make my own surfboards and boats over the years . As I have all the tools needed for doing my craft as a harp builder it leaves it easier to get into making canoes and sailing craft .

the picture below of a 18ft open Canadian canoe, spruce covered with glass fibre , can seat two comfortable for river trips, for sale with 2 paddles € 300.00

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a few pics of Dermot launching the boat he built using the same dimensions and design as with the river rescue fundaiser design (see below). Nice job and a good turn out at the club ( Poolbeg ) on the river Liffey on saturday 27th february 2016. Well done with speech , sandwiches,  (but no champaign …) and all!!

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Next to the canoes .There’s nothing like shooting rapids or paddling down the river in your home made canoe .The construction I use has been used in Ireland for a long time and is still used in the traditional curraghs you see all around the coast. It’s simply thin wooden lats fixed to oak ribs and traditionally covered with canvas.This is then treated with tar to make it water proof. For my canoes I use glass fibre for a skin instead as you can hit some rocks in the shallows without doing any damage.The picture is of the last one I made, it’s 18 feet long and can easily  take two persons.

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a few pics of the boat at the launch for Meath river rescue at the ramparts Navan .

this is the sailing version of the same craft with a steel dagger board , she planes handy in a force 4 .

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this series of pics  is of a 19ft x 6ft larch boat ( a layer of canvas and tar on the lower belly). It has been adapted for sailing since . I named her “Teelin Lady” after my favourite spot in Donegal, Teelin Bay.

 

these pics of the construction of two 16 ft boats

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The preceding pictures illustrate the building of two 16 ft boats with 4th year students from a local secondary school . The boats were raffled an all proceeds were donated to Meath River Rescue WITH SINCERE THANKS TO CHADWICKS NAVAN , BUILDERS SUPPLIERS WHO DONATED ALL THE MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THE PROJECT.

BOAT BUILDING AS A HOBBY AND SAILING FOR PLEASURE !

very shortly I’ll be launching a new website exclusively dedicated to boat building 

WWW.BOYNEMARINE.COM

click on large picture or thumbnails below the text to see the full gallery of images

Another passion of mine! Make your own boat ! I’ve allways loved being in and on the water so I decided to make my own surfboards and boats over the years . As I have all the tools needed for doing my craft as a harp builder it leaves it easier to get into making canoes and sailing craft .

I’m always open to an offer to make a boat with a group or individuals ! It brings variety to the working day.
If you’re involved with sea scouts and would like me to show your members how to build their own boats give me a call. We can work out a shape and size to suit the requirements. my fee is not astronomical by the way!

a new venture….

This is a design I had in my mind from about 30 years ago.I first saw it in a book from the local library describing on how to make a “downeast skiff”.The first one is 16 ft long and is red deal.I used 12 mm red deal sheeting T & G  for the sides and 8mm ply for the floor and seating.

see below  an 18 ft version of the same design.Native larch 14 mm thick .Can seat four adults and moves very nice with 4 HP engine. Boyancy permanently installed.

for sale € 1450.00 delivered (trailer NOT included )

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A NEW PROJECT UNDER CONSTRUCTION

a few pictures of the 24 ft curragh under construction .Some lovely straight grained oak from Clonmore saw mills in county Offaly for the steamed ribs . This practice is known for centuries and is a joy to do.It’s amazing how easy the lats (45mm x 8mm thick) bend with the heat.The stove is a steel pipe 12 inches wide.In it hangs a saucepan with water. The steam rises through a hole into a wooden box where the lats are inserted and stay there for about 5 minutes.Have a look on my facebook page for the video of bending ribs

the last lats (stringers) fitted after a few sunny days and working outside.Now the cover to be sorted

the upper and lower frames are white deal 2 x 1 inch

the seats are home grown poplar from my garden.

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