The build

The Building of a Schooner

On retiring from the workforce Colin Aburrow consigned Stevenson’s quote to heart and pursued his dream to build a schooner. Friends compiled a short video documenting the build and the following pages include some of his writings and chart the course of his progress.


Inspiration – a schooner
strip planking west system building a boat
Strip planking the hull
contructing a gaff rigged schooner
A passion being realised- the Hull


Baptism of a boat