Virginia from 4 January 2023

VIRGINIA – Construction of the 2 masted, schooner rig gunboat from a kit

5 February 2023 Mainmast, foremast, bowsprit and booms shaped and assembled

4 February 2023 Masts, spars and fittings prepared

4 February 2023 Port and starboard anchors rigged and fitted

4 February 2023 Securing rail constructed, glued

4 February 2023 Gun carriage ropes, foremast eyes fitted

4 February 2023 Gun carriage assembly completed, fitted

3 February 2023 Gun carriage assembly prepared

3 February 2023 Hatch completed, fitted

3 February 2023 Bilge pump, Rail, rope eyes completed, fitted

2 February 2023 Deckhouse and  barrel stand completed, fitted

 

1 February 2023 Rudder gear installed

 

30 January 2023 Slats fitted aft

30 January 2023 Rudder shaped, painted, fitted

 

29 January 2023 Railings and stantions fitted and glued port & starboard

29 January 2023 Lower railings glued

29 January 2023 Railings and stantions cut and painted

27 January 2023 Hull black areas marked out and painted

26 January 2023 Hull painted white, then boot topping (blue/green) added

25 January 2023 Hull filled and sanded

23 January 2023 Sternpost fitted and glued. Hull sanded

23 January 2023 Stempost and keel fitted and glued

 

22 January 2023 Gunwhales port and starboard glued

21 January 2023 Stern of vessel bent, glued with temporary brace

21 January 2023 Completed hull plankiung rough sanded

 

21 January 2023 Fillings shaped and glued.

20 January 2023 Planks 9 to 11 starboard shaped and glued.

20 January 2023 Plank 8 starboard shaped and glued. Hull sanded

19 January 2023 Plank 7 starboard shaped and glued

19 January 2023 Plank 6a starboard shaped and glued

19 January 2023 Planks 4, 5 starboard shaped and glued

18 January 2023 Plank 3 starboard shaped and glued

17 January 2023 Plank 1 reglued and 2 starboard shaped and glued

16 January 2023 Planking port completed, sanded

16 January 2023 Plank 13 port glued. Planking port completed

16 January 2023 Plank 12 port bent, and glued

 

15 January 2023 Planks 8 to 11 port bent, and glued

14 January 2023 Plank 7 port bent, and glued

13 January 2023 Planks port nos 5 and 6 bent, and 5 glued

12 January 2023 Planks port nos 1 to 4 bent, glued

7 January 2023 Decking sanded and varnished three times

7 January 2023 Decking completed. Mast openings cleared

6 January 2023 Decking planks cut and glued

4 January 2023 Deck and bow reinforcement glued

4 January 2023 Frames fitted and glued to keel

4 January 2023 Parts and instructions