Ilen 2016

The latest work sees blocks being fitted across the oak beams to receive the deck planks which are quarter sawn and machined with a wide caulking seam and traditional beading on the underside. The new Douglas fir deck should be in place by the end of September.

Meanwhile, two greenheart supports are being fashioned to support Ilen’s huge bowsprit and the deckhouses have also been fixed to scalloped hardwood sills.