Build Me Straight – A Wooden Boat Building Film

 

 

Build Me Straight Film

I was sent this video clip (film) by Cameron Pollard of the planning, building & launching of a traditional wooden boat. It is great viewing, but be warned the music is bad 🙂

It is reproduced with the permission of the Scottish Screen Archive & the National Library of Scotland.

Enjoy- it is very good.

And on the same subject, boatbuilding, a wee reminder to CYA members of today’s visit to Lees Boat Builders on-the-water yard at Sandspit. Kicks off at 11.00am, free sausage sizzle. It’s a working boat yard, so wear sensible shoes. See you there.

 

 

8 thoughts on “Build Me Straight – A Wooden Boat Building Film

  1. Mostly handtools and not a sheet of ply in sight. And the whole ship was carried up a plank a piece at a time. “These days you can’t get the wood you know.”
    Best ship building clip i,ve seen. Thanks, Keith

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  2. Thanks for forwarding this film Cameron. I can remember being transfixed watching an old chap adzing the forefoot of a fishing vessel under construction at Shipbuilders in the late 50’s or early 60’s. It was coming off as if it were planed.

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  3. Lovey poetic words to this story and I like the music as well. Love the scots accent. Not hard to see that these men live and breath wooden boat building. The builder would pass for Roger Carey.

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  4. Thanks for linking this with woodys. I showed this to Jack Taylor a few years ago. He made me play it three times. Jack commented that the Maryred, the boat being built was built with unseasoned timber, a practice often used in the UK. This boat has stunning lines and she is still working. Same engine I understand. I love the look on the leading hand’s face as she is launched. I would be very proud as well.

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  5. Amazing record , many thany thanks . As I watch I think of Jack Taylor and my old father in law , Theo Lowe , wish that they were here to enjoy it also .

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