Pilot Gig ”Teazer” enjoys some TLC

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The pilot gig Teazer, which is Padstow Gig Club’s oldest boat, is undergoing refit at Brain Nobbs yard in Launceston.

Brian has removed the old traditional V grooved keel from the Teazer and replaced it with a hog piece and new keel. The stem, forward deadwood and apron have also been renewed. The stern post was fine but the stern knee was replaced and with the new keel came two new garboard strakes and new lengths of planking above the garboard on the four quarters. Eight new ribs and floors forward and aft have given the old girl a new stem and stern.

An incredible 20kg of paint has been burnt off the inside of the hull to prepare for her repainting.

Brian Nobbs who has built Ginette, Iron Maid & Tamar and also undertakes refit and repair work and can be contacted here.


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