Progress on the Porthleven Harbour Punt

The harbour punt is on the way and soon ready for the planking to go on. The centre line is fastened using 3/8″ copper rivet. Once the moulds and timbers are braced and the final position fixed, the rabbet will be cut in, the transom faired in and the planking will start going on. All centre line …

Shepherd’s Hut, Cornwall

The hut was already built but needed a bit of fitting out for the owner. Most of the materials are reused. Some of them are very lovely pieces. The leaf table is oak that appears to be extremely old. There is now a small extension on the front of the hut with a bench. All …


New hand rails were required on a Penzance boat. I made and fitted Iroko rails that will remain unvarnished providing better grip.

Girl Ruth

Some more work on the Porthleven fishing boat Girl Ruth. New inhale, sheer section, capping, stringers, sole bearer, trim, sheathing and steamed ribs.

Harbour Punt Centre Line and Transom

The centre line will be fastened using 3/8″ copper rod and bronze screws. All is seasoned oak which is very hard to plane. The planking stock and timber for future builds should arrive in Porthleven next week. There will be two larch logs and an oak log sawn and sticked.

Veryan Cockpit Repairs

Veryan incurred some damage to the teak cockpit. The bumpkin was forced through the timber creating the effect below. The new step was fabricated by Keith, and galvanised. This was fastened with hot dipped coach screws to the underside of the beams. The 20mm teak panel was then tidied up and replaced using a spline …

Branding Iron

    At St Justin my Dad is helping me by making a cast bronze branding iron featuring the Scullywag logo. Here are some images of the machining process before the lost wax casting.

Auk Spars

Ben Harris is building an 8′ Auk to commission. The spars will be provided by Scullywag. The following images show the spars without varnish, leathers, cleats or rigging.