Building 2 "Tammie Norries"

Thanks to funding from Tesco #BagsofHelp Initiative, Holywood Trust, a legacy from the books written by former local author Jim Hawkins and the continued support of Annan Academy and Dumfries group "Step Together" Annan Harbour Action Group secured the funds to continue with our successful boat building projects and have now, in September 2017, began building two "Tammie  Norrie" wooden boats, side by side, in our premises at Silverlaw Industrial Estate, Annan.

The project continues on the fantastic cross community work that was strengthened by building our last St. Ayles skiff and involves young people working towards an achievable target with the help and guidance of some of our older, more experienced group members.

Project lead, Malcolm Willacy, said "This is a new build method and one that will require the mastery of new skills by all of those involved. It will be a great challenge and hopefully the young people will learn new skills that will last a lifetime."


Two frames have been build to support the structure of the Tammie Norries as the build progresses. In this picture you can see the keel, the bow and the transom which have all been laid.

Both boats take shape at the groups workshop, held in place within their frames, which are bolted to the walls to prevent any movement during construction.

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