(AND ONE NOTABLE EXCEPTION)
|Pictures with YELLOW
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picture: with WHITE
boxes are full-sized
(1) Full view of one of Russel's custom wheels... Teak over s/steel.
(2) "Midships" marker on wheel. WHAT a beautiful job!
(3) LN196 as she sat a King's Lynn dockside... Up to the deck in mud after being
abandoned for over 20 years
(4) Victorious reborn and....what else can one say.... Victorious!
"John R" is another WBF poster whose vessel ("Kitanui" Auckland, NZ) experienced a splitting tiller... He
replaced it with this one ("Like a baby's arm, a-holdin' of an apple!") and sent along some other pictures of mats he
made and uses: (1) The new tiller and the "ocean-plait" scrape mat to protect the top of the deckhouse.... (2)
Turkshead on the tiller and carved "apple".... (3) Round ("thump") mat which he brought up from it's normal place
in front of the "convenience"....Gawd, I hope he washed it! (4) One of several "ocean-plait" mats used as doormats
and ladder mats.... They DO help keep the interior cleaner!
Dillon Waltner sends the tiller from his craft.
"Starknot" is a gent who does fancywork along the New England coast at boat shows: Some of his work... Keep a eye for him!
(1) & (2): Shaft and top of a boathook. (3) full size pic of a coachworked wheel with a leather boot for the 'midships locator: TEN coats of marine
varnish on the finished product! (4): Detail of the wheel.
George Haycraft sails a ComPac 16 and generally causes a maximum of mayhem wherever he may be. You can see his other stuff on the Personal
Fancyworks page. Here is some work from his ComPac and a few tillers he's done.
(1)-(3) Boom gallows and stanchions on George's ComPac
16..... (nice and elegantly simple way of leathering the
(4) Coachworked tiller with terminal turksheads.
(5) Leathering the tiller with Turkshead finials: a tiller with a
tip-braided collar, turksheads at throat and ankles and a
star-knot to finish off the cap (That's just nice work, period!)
and a very large turkshead collar on the Melonseed tiller.
Thanks so much for sending these!
|"Videoguy" from Northern NJ has a small
boat he's named "Floozie". Just back in the
water last year after an extensive
working-over, Floozie is just delectable.
(One guy posted asking "How may scoops does
it take to make a Floozie Float?") Fortunately,
the rest of the discussion board has forgiven
(1) "Da Flooze" on her trailer waiting for a wet bottom.
(2) The owner of "Floozie" and the Captain beside him.
(3) Handcarved transom seat (the owners are obscuring it in (2), inconsiderate buggers!). All carved by
Videoguy by hand, and a lovely job it is, too!
I thought I'd start with the "exception"... It's not fancywork ABOARD a vessel, but rather, the vessel herself... "VICTORIOUS".
An East Coast (England) Fishing Smack, Victorious was in sad shape when Russell Ferriday got her... Falling apart are probably the kindest words one
could have used. Below, you'll find a picture of her when completed and afloat in her winter quarters (Nov. 2005). By clicking HERE, you can go to her
website (to browse the site, you MUST have Internet Explorer available: it doesn't respond to Mozilla or Firefox/Netscape) and read a few of Russell's
thoughts on the matter.
By clicking HERE, you can download a 7.6MB WMV movie shewing her restoration from hulk to under sail in about 6.5 minutes (actual time was over
four years!).... It is, to say the least, one of the finest little videos in my collection and as inspiring and enjoyable to watch as any I've ever seen. Boat
builders will marvel at the skill, time and attention to detail involved, but anyone will enjoy watching it. (In ZIP format for a little faster downloading.... Go
HERE for a free unzip utility.)
If someone out there who downloads and enjoys this has the capability of converting it to something that a MAC can use (QT, MOV), please email me
Anyone who is in contact with Russell please ask him to CONTACT me.
"Clyderigged" sends along a tiller he did
in leather.... You'll also see some of his stuff
on the Sailmaking page
A piece of "MacNamara's Lace" posted
to the WBF but actually from Dan
Callahan's website at The Alaska Knot