Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Seax Gig Takes Shape

It's been a while since I wrote about Keith Webster's Seax Gig project, but the hull has now taken shape in his shed in Benfleet, Essex. And the shape looks good.
The four-oared design is being laid up in fibreglass on a foam core. I hadn't realised how complex the layup has to be to create strong points where the thwarts and the rowlocks will be.
The hull is nearly 28ft long, which should be an ideal combination of speed without being too big and unwieldy for the crew to handle easily on the shore.
It is looking very promising - you can follow the build at Tales from the Creek.

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