The Forfar Community Skiff is to be named ‘Greg Luckhurst’ in memory of a local businessman, the late Greg Luckhurst, who passed away in 2021. A generous donation from Greg’s family allowed us to purchase a St Ayles skiff kit.
This project is currently underway and is being built for the use of the local community on Forfar Loch – to promote healthy outdoor community activities as well as fitness, through rowing for pleasure or as a competitive sport
We are making good progress with the Skiff now we have solved the condensation problem in the shed.
Working parties are to be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from now on – starting from next Tuesday (25th Jan) at 9-30am.
There will be three separate jobs within the main project before we start the build:-
Scarphing and glueing the planks Fitting and glueing the frames Laminating and glueing the bow and stern sections
These tasks will involve spreading epoxy on the wooden boat parts and clamping them together. We will only be able to do so much at a time as the epoxy has to cure, and this will take time due to current temperatures.
We require up to 100 woodworking clamps – so if you have some, that we could borrow for a few months, please bring them along.
I would suggest you bring coveralls of some description as epoxy is difficult to remove from clothing. Nitrile protective gloves will be supplied when using epoxy.
Tea/Coffee and choccy biscuits are available