Boatbuilding And Joinery In The Purifier

Simon Grillet is progressing with setting up the Mayhi ready for the first two apprentices to start soon. Here, Simon is transferring the complex shape of the stern frame onto a jig for laminating the frame, which cannot be steamed into place, like the others, due to its compound curves; not a task for an apprentice. In this way the tooling and the course are being developed to suit the level of apprentices that will eventually take their City & Guilds at the end of their course.

The keel has already been laminated, allowing the building jig, the moulds, around which the planking will be fitted, to be assembled ready for the apprentices to start planking. At the end of their course, they will be in a position to set up the frames for the next course.

The course is as much about learning to use the tools and machinery as it is about the process of building a boat. Due to the continuously changing layout of a boatbuilding shed, depending on what is being worked on, machinery has to be easy to move.

Boatbuilding And Joinery In The Purifier
Boatbuilding And Joinery In The Purifier
Boatbuilding And Joinery In The Purifier
Boatbuilding And Joinery In The Purifier

Latest News

Our skiff gets her livery!

Here is St Ayles Skiff no 249 getting her livery – the Creek Trust logo – skilfully applied by local sign-writer (and stone carver) Clive Sherwood from West Street. We are still waiting to arrange her launch-date. Thanks to Jude...


St Ayles Skiffs

The St Ayles Skiffs is the latest boat-building project which the Creek Trust is pleased to help promote.  Alan Thorne, the boatbuilder based in our Purifier Building – is working with community organiser Jude Caryer to get these beautiful sea-going...


Faversham Swing Bridge

On Friday 26 March Helen Whately MP brought together representatives from Kent County Council, Faversham Town Council, the Faversham Society and the Faversham Creek Trust to discuss progress since their last meeting on 27 November 2020. After Helen opened the...


Faversham Safari 2021

The Safari has run for 8 years as a community fundraising event for the Trust. This year it will be on Sunday 1st August. If you would like to take part – either selling your stuff, or visiting stalls around...


Get Involved

The Faversham Creek Trust has strength and credibility because it has members. Our members are very important to us.

Join Today
Faversham Creek Trust