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Boat restoration in progress

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 11 July 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Taken inside the North East Maritime Trust in Wapping Street, South Shields.
This is an old lifeboat being lovingly restored, the long wooden boxes in front of the hull are actually "steamers". Large planks are placed in them and surrounded by steam for several hours before being bent into the correct shape for fitting.

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Un beau métier

Bonne journée

11 Jul 2012 5:05am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Very interesting, a nice b & w. Great shot.

11 Jul 2012 5:12am

Sophie from Fournets Luisans, France

beautiful !

11 Jul 2012 5:40am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Perfect in B&W, interesting info too

11 Jul 2012 5:47am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

A wonderful B&W. Great perspective

11 Jul 2012 5:51am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great idea the b&w!!

11 Jul 2012 6:08am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Interesting info on the steaming . . strange how old 'machines' like this take on a sort of convalescent feeling while being restored to good health . .

11 Jul 2012 6:27am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Incredible, one of those jobs unknown... Beautiful and interesting capture

11 Jul 2012 6:51am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice one Curly

11 Jul 2012 6:59am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice shot Curly, if I remember from years ago this type of build on the boat is called Carvel planking, not seen very often now

11 Jul 2012 7:08am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A superb site with the restoration of this old boat and a B & W magnificent. Good day.

11 Jul 2012 7:10am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Great shot and an interesting piece of information to go with it.

11 Jul 2012 7:46am

margo wiessman from Arrecife, Canarias, Spain

interesting fact.. thank you for sharing!

11 Jul 2012 8:13am

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Amazing. A real craft.

11 Jul 2012 8:15am

PATRICK from miramas, France


11 Jul 2012 8:30am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

a work of patience !! nice place

11 Jul 2012 8:36am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Good to see the old methods are still in use

11 Jul 2012 9:49am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice capture. Thanks for sharing.

11 Jul 2012 10:09am

Graciel.la (Vic, Catalonia) from Vic (Catalonia), Poland

A delicate work.

11 Jul 2012 10:29am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent documentary shot! Always good to look behind the scenes of restoration projects.

11 Jul 2012 12:10pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb photo !

11 Jul 2012 1:21pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Great to see these old boats restored lovingly in the traditional method! Nicely captured Curly! ;-)

11 Jul 2012 6:04pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Very interesting in B&W

11 Jul 2012 6:19pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Has a timeless feel. Great tribute to a wonderful craft.(pun intended)

11 Jul 2012 6:32pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Well explained! Very interesting! Nice shot and B&W tones!

11 Jul 2012 6:38pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria


11 Jul 2012 6:38pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

real eye-opener this...don't workshops make good subjects! Nice one Curly.

11 Jul 2012 7:26pm

Gianfranco Calzarano from Cagliari, Italy

u perfetto momento ..
Pressare il legno per la forma giusta ... un ottimo restauro ....molti soldi

11 Jul 2012 7:39pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Thank you for elaborating on the process. I love how you're able to see the individual planks and how they are laid out, creating an eye-catching pattern.

11 Jul 2012 9:11pm

Luca from Linz, Austria

very nice b/w, really emotional

11 Jul 2012 9:13pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Nice, still doing it the old way

11 Jul 2012 11:09pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautful b&w. I am glad that they are restoring it in the traditional way.

12 Jul 2012 2:05am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

very big for the place... nice in black and white...

12 Jul 2012 2:06am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

A major undertaking! Love the b&w processing!

12 Jul 2012 2:37am

David from ELLEMFORD, United Kingdom

Tremendous image which I imagine is far better like this in black and white.

12 Jul 2012 10:44pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wow, she just fits in there. Damned good black and white frame.

13 Jul 2012 11:28am

Ani from Bordeaux, France


14 Aug 2012 11:30am

1/8 second
ISO 800
27 mm (35mm equiv.)