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The ice storm that covered most of the country in February seriously impeded my build schedule. At least in my head it did. Two weeks and a couple of emails with Sandra from Duckworks and I had my plans in hand. 370 more words

The first words are the hardest

All of my life I have had a strong desire to build. Growing up my room was scattered with Lego’s and half built model airplanes so it makes sense to me why I want to build something bigger now. 64 more words

Boats! Don't you just love 'em!

I have a thing about boats. I have always liked boats. They have great shapes, great personality.  And as soon as you start boating, wherever you are, you get a terrific feeling of independence. 676 more words

MARY ROSE UPPER DECKS FITTED TEMPORARILY

Before fitting the upper decks I corrected a slight warp in the area of the transom by gluing wood blocks to hold it square (see photograph). 17 more words

Mary Rose

UPPER DECK BEAMS FITTED

It’s been quite easy up until now, but I will soon be time to start planking the hull.

Mary Rose

FIRST STAGE OF DECK PLANKING COMPLETE

I ran a pencil over the edge of each plank before gluing in position with white glue to give better definition to the joints. The centre of the deck gets planked later.

Mary Rose