Steam Yacht Thordis

Updated News 2011

10-10-11 Been busy working on the counter stern timbers and cutting the oak for the keel.

ribs for counter stern

12-8-11 These are the rough cut ribs for the counter stern - cut from curved oak limbs. These will be cut oversize to allow for any reshaping that may be needed as the tensions are released from the wood when it was cut to size. So far there seems to be little movement despite it being 2 3/4" thick and only having 16 months of seasoning. The longest of the ribs is about 5' long and these are the only grown oak ribs in the yacht.

Chris Hood Picture

We are trying to source genuine original equipment and fittings for Thordis in the hope that anybody stepping aboard will be transported back in time to a bygone era of elegance.

26-3-11 We thank Mr Christopher Hood who sent us this picture his father took of Thordis in the Bristol Channel in the early 60s. Chris remembers waiting alongside Thordis in Sharpness Dock for the outgoing tide. For me this picture brings Thordis to life and spurs us on with her restoration. The yacht in the foreground is 'Heron' , does she still exist?

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