Construction of Billing kit from July 2019
16-Sep-19 Assemble boats
16-Sep-19 Access rungs on both sides
16-Sep-19 Rudder repainted, assembly fitted
16-Sep-19 Waterline strake painted black
15-Sep-19 Hull below waterline painted (1st coat white)
15-Sep-19 Waterline strakes bent and fitted
15-Sep-19 Main, fore and mizzen chains, catheads, ladders and gun port covers fitted
14-Sep-19 Deck gratings, beak and doors fitted
14-Sep-19 Stern decoration (lights, flower) fitted
14-Sep-19 Port and starboard strakes cut and fitted
13-Sep-19 Rigging accessories completed
13-Sep-19 Hull accessories completed
13-Sep-19 Boat thwarts varnished
13-Sep-19 Superstructure, hull, decks varnished
13-Sep-19 Focs’l and quarterdeck rails completed
12-Sep-19 Rudder assembled with hull pintles
12-Sep-19 quarterdeck & poop deck rails cut and glued
12-Sep-19 Port and starboard main deck rails cut and glued
11-Sep-19 Quarterdeck and poop deck vertical surfaces covered
11-Sep-19 Focs’l vertical surfaces covered
11-Sep-19 Pintle holes drilled, after lights inserts redone
9-Sep-19 Lifeboat hulls and thwarts trimmed and painted
9-Sep-19 Rails trimmed and painted
9-Sep-19 Beak trimmed, assembled and painted
9-Sep-19 Rigging and mast accessories trimmed
8-Sep-19 Housing on quarterdeck
8-Sep-19 Final coating on tiller, rudder, pintles, accessories
8-Sep-19 Fore & poop decks planking cut and glued
8-Sep-19 Quarter deck planking cut and glued
8-Sep-19 Main deck planking cut and glued
7-Sep-19 Cut, trimmed plastic parts for beak, gratings, doors. A – beak, B – focs’l doors, C – after struts, D – poop doors, F – gun ports, G – deck gratings
6-Sep-19 Painting of decoration aft above rudder
6-Sep-19 Bending rig for side rails. 2 rails bent
5-Sep-19 After window lights, brackets and rose
5-Sep-19 Rudder and tiller smoothed and pintles fitted. Pintles prepared to be fitted to rudder post. Wire axle cut and prepared.
5-Sep-19 Rudder and tiller assembled
3-Sep-19 Hull below waterline filled, sanded, tiller hole drilled
29-Aug-19 Bulwarks sloped, completed
29-Aug-19 Below waterline sanded, filled
28-Aug-19 Starboard side, below water line, securing planks to keel, fill completed
1-Jul-19 late p.m. – Starboard side, below water line, further 3 planks glued and clamped.
31-Jul-19 p.m. – Starboard side, below water line, further 2 planks glued, clamped.
31-Jul-19 a.m. – Starboard side, below water line, adjacent to keel. 2 planks glued, clamped.
30-Jul-19 – Starboard side, below water line, above installed sections. Planks glued, plugged, filled
29-Jul-19 – Starboard side below water line 3 planks shaped, glued. Below the ends of the planks are glued and clamped.
28-Jul-19 – Port side below water line planks shaped, glued, completed
27-Jul-19 – 75% of the planking, port side below water level cut and glued in place ready for filling and rasping, prior to painting
20-Jul-19 – Construction of plank former. Several test planks formed.