This blog is about sailing my home-build "Goat Island Skiff". A 16ft wooden "new classic" dinghy designed by Michael Storer.
I have started building this boat in September 2009 and launched it October 2010. I am using it mainly as a single-handed trailer-sailer dinghy in my home-area, the inland waterways of the Dutch "Biesbosch" and surrounding rivers.

donderdag 23 september 2010

Oars and oarlocks.

For convenient rowing it's nice to have your oars fixed in the oarlocks at the right position.
I have made epoxy-glas reinforcements on these places to avoid wearing.
After that I applied some thickend epoxy and winded a piece of rope around it. I used some masking tape to fix this rope until the epoxy has cured.
When the epoxy is hard, the rope is well fixed and avoids sliding out of the oarlocks.

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