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Gender Male
Occupation Carpenter
Location West Cork, Ireland
Introduction We bought Teal in late 2011 and over the course of 2 and a half years have done an extensive restoration. She was relaunched on the 13/05/14 as we are now sailing her from Glandore harbour in West Cork. We have kept her as original as possible and have used only traditional materials as much as possible, She is plywood free and epoxy free bar a few glue joints. I am a carpenter/joiner by trade but have been messing with boats most of my life although this is my first timber built one. I had originally planned on going into boat building after school but like many, I was drawn in with the masses to the booming building trade. So I'm now getting to enjoy learning the skills of traditional boat building. Although the work on a boat never ends and I have continued to blog the day to day bits and pieces and our travels, all the major work was done before May 2014 so if its the restoration you are interested in it all there, its fairly comprehensive.