Last week we began a new build. This is a new tender for Merva. A motor boat that we restored a few years ago. Her tender has always remained with the boat throughout her life. This little gem sat in her cradle attached to the davits on the aft house. We have a picture of the boats, some 60 years ago with the tender on Merva aft house.
The tender is too far gone to serve as a safe reliable ship tp shore vessle so we decided to build a new one using the old one as the template. We have done this before with much success. There are a few changes that we are going to make from the original. The planking will be plywood and there will be no frames. This is to keep the weight down and to make her tough enough to be pulled up on the shore. All of us who own cedar planked boats know precious they are. This tender will be ready for her owner this spring.
Ed. Named Erin after the woman who built it.