Douarnenez 2014

Last week Scullywag went to Douarnenez to demonstrate the making of a paddle in public. The boat, oars, tools and timber were kindly transported by Keewaydin and I found passage aboard Guide Me. Upon arrival, the festival organisers berthed the boats and exhibitors were shown their respective stands. The weather was sublime, in fact so …

Newlyn Fish Festival

NEWLYN FISH FESTIVAL It’s a ridiculously low spring tide during the Festival this year, so … no Luggers will be able to race. But we’re introducing a new sculling event. In years gone by, a common sight in the harbours of Cornwall would have been the punt, often laden with goods and coming alongside silently …

teak grating

Butler and Co have finished the restoration of Rosemary, a 1926 (I think) bermudan Fife. She is off down the river looking lovely. I was asked to make and fit a teak grating into the cockpit. Double castle layout was used and the 7/8″ lattice individually tenoned into the margins. All was then epoxy glued and …

Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn fish festival has asked if there’s any way we can hold some kind of sculling event despite there being so little water on a spring low tide… last year the Barnabus and Happy return raced up and down the harbour to applause, this year there’s not enough water for them. Can anyone bring along …

New Blanks

Four new blanks drying out a bit. The grain is a little disappointing leaving only about 12-14′ of loom and not the 18′ I’d hoped for.

‘aristocratie de l’aviron’

I hope to see you in Douarnenez for Temps fête! I’ll be representing Scullywag with a small stand where there’ll be the dinghy and some paddles. I’ll also be making and shaping during the festivities. Lucille will be varnishing to her usual mirror finish, when she’s not out sailing or dancing that is! http://www.tempsfete.com/concours-de-godilles/ Please …