by Jim Mitchell
(Isle of Bute, Scotland)
Lorna Doone was one of two boats built to the same design by Sir Allan Stewart in Rossreagh boatyard, county Donegal.
The other was Rhea of Rhu, also recently purchased and also set for restoration 500 mile south of here!
Lorna Doone is larch on oak with teak decks, mahogany cabin sides and a rubbish wheelhouse. Marine plywood was not great in 1966.
I will be rebuilding the wheelhouse and some of the coach roof but the rest just needs some tlc.... well maybe a bit more.
She is 35 feet and 8 tons net with a cast iron long keel and a 35hp Lister Blackstone (original)
More to follow once the snow disappears.......