Saturday, 27 August 2011

Done, dusted and wound-up

Build day 25

While Joe and I were away caravanning in Suffolk, Ian at Lambon Boats was taking photo's of the progress and emailing them to me each day so that I could keep Yarwood's blog updated. 
In all this time no mention was made of the engine being fitted.
So as the end of our holiday neared and cabin tops were fitted I asked....
"So you have fitted the engine then?"
"No, it's still in it's big crate" came the reply.

Now either this was  big wind-up or, Lambon were cutting a engine hatch in the cabin top.... our money was on wind-up but.... we weren't sure.

Of course when we got to see Yarwood, there was the engine in its engine 'ole and there was Ian with a big grin on his face.
Yep, WIND-UP accomplished.


I climbed on the back and opened the rear doors, there was a temporary box covering the fitted engine.

Slots have been cut in the forward and rear bulkheads for the ventilation. these will be fitted with 'letterbox' style air vents.


The final side hatch

On Tuesday we do the final 'walk through' before parting with the last of the stage payments and Yarwood goes off to the paint shop for the next stage of the build.

Friday, 26 August 2011

On the final straight now

Build Day 23-24

We are on the final straight now, at least as far as the hull fabrication is concerned.  Joe and I called on to Lambon Boats yesterday afternoon on our way back from Suffolk where we have been holidaying. The anser pins were all in place and most of the doors and hatches were in done.

 Anser pins now fitted.  Yarwood has six of these.



Eat your heart out Renault, this is a real nice va, va, voom...

Matt working on the side doors for the engine 'ole.

Hatches for the side doors completed.

I can't tell you how delighted we are with Ian, Steve and Matt of Lambon Boats for what they have achieved, but I will find a way - WE ARE DELIGHTED!!!!!   There, that was easy.

Side Hatches

Build day 22
Starboard Side hatch now cut

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Forward doors and..

Build Day 21
 Here are a couple of photo's of the newly fitted forward doors and the tie rings.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Strakes and impressions

Build day 20

The top strake has been welded to the hull side along the line of the gunwale and here Steve is grinding it back.  This widens the tread area of the gunwale and will be painted in raddle red the same as the gunwale giving the appearance of a wooden gunwale.

And here Matt is doing his impression of the Pope - note the headgear.

Impressions over, Matt is now hard at work seam welding the top strake.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

All topped

Build Day 18
We have a cabin top, or at least half a cabin top

What a pretty girl...

Engine stop - folded to avoid unsightly welds

The large rudder

The cabin sides for the boatmans cabin and engine 'ole being measured up

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Cabin sides

Build Day 17
Steve shaping the cabin top

Yesterday we saw Steve cutting the portholes in Yarwood's cabin sides - today the cabin sides forward of the engine stop are in situ.

Looking down the boat from the rear deck at the tumblehome (slope) of the cabin sides

Dollies fitted to the stern

Monday, 15 August 2011

A rivet or two and...

Build day 16

The stern is now adorned with rivets and Matt is somewhere in Yarwood's  bowels working on a weed hatch - lucky boy!

Steve on his knees yet again - this time plasma cutting the portholes for the cabin sides

One of the many hinges

Two bulkheads

Build: day 15
Front bulkhead in place ready for the cabin sides to by fitted

Ok, Ian has been linishing again...

Rear bulkhead

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Hinge and ....

Build day 14
Rubbing strakes that were tacked yesterday are welded properly today

The hinges have been fitted to the deck and gas locker lids


Strakes now adorning the stern

Stern cants fitted

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Dollies and decks

Build Day 13
The hold now has a hatch lid, f'ward dollies fitted and the mounting for the tunnel lamp

We are off on our hols but work continues apace on Yarwood.  Ian is recording the daily progress and sending me the photo's

The two rubbing strakes running the full length of the boat are tacked

Matt grinding....something

Stern counter in place

And Ian has been busy linishing the bow

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Day 12 of the build

Build day 12
Forward Bulkhead part of which will be bolted together rather than welded.

Joe adding a second coat of top coat to the engine 'ole

Matt is back working on Yarwood's stern. 

The stern now taking shape

Tea and cake eating break while I admire the mock rivets on the bow