Tuesday 30 July 2013

Southern Tiger gets a rebuild in Hout Bay Harbour.

Here in the Western Cape timber built trawlers and fishing boats are a part of our wonderful heritage, they last decades and of course do need repairs in the off season.

Not your average work shop.

The wood is Keruin which I used to stock for such rebuilds, it takes steaming very well and comes quite flexible then.

The team looks to be about five strong, needed to handle such bends in this very heavy and strong timber.

Freddy, a past customer, is the chief carpenter and a top man at his trade.

He told me the other day that this is hard work but he can still do it.

Good man!
Note the correct pink undercoat, always the best way to protect such timber if your not going to use epoxy.