Monday, 26 November 2018

Forecastle and Gunwales

I have continued to build the gunwales (pronounced 'gunnels'), First came the inwale made from two pieces laminated together.




Then two one inch filler pieces, followed by the carlin which was laminated from two pieces. Altogether these six pieces form the gunwale (see picture above)

I then began work on the tiny forecastle (pronounced 'Folk sull') which I intend to be make from a half-inch marine ply ground piece, which will be planked over. I don't want the edge of the plywood exposed and so I am setting it in to lie flush with the top planks.



4 comments:

  1. I've seen forecastle spelled as fo'c'sle to represent the pronunciation. Is inwale pronounced 'innel' in the same way gunwale becomes gunnel?

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    1. You're right, that's exactly how to pronounce it


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  2. I am glad you added the pronounciation, I would never have guessed. Love to see the progress.

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    1. Hi Judy - long time no speak. Yes it is a language all of its own. I'll add some more photos shortly as I've done a lot more now.

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