BUILDING THE YACHT "STORNOWAY"

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Places:

  • Argyllshire

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Construction and engineering
  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: BUILDING THE YACHT "STORNOWAY"

Reference number: 2916

Date: 1962 - 1963

Director: [filmed by Don Sawkins]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 21.12 mins

Description: The stages of construction, using traditional methods, of the yacht "Stornoway" at Morris and Lorimer's yard at Sandbank and the yacht's launch.

Shotlist: No credits [b/w] brief, [oof] shot of draughtsman in drawing office (0.22) gvs craftsmen at work building wood planked yacht in Morris and Lorimer's yard. gvs various stages of construction using traditional methods: using an adze to shape wood; pouring hot metal? into a mould (3.41) shot chalk outline of keel on floor, stacked laminated wooden planks (4.10) gvs skeleton hull being constructed; c/u planing, hammering, gluing, caulking (8.19) gvs construction; shots sanding hull (10.33) cleaning interior with vacuum?; treatment of the inner surface of wood (11.55) construction of top deck (15.42) shots painted yacht (15.53) shots glazing, wiring (16.40) gvs features of yacht - galley, cabin etc (17.35) [col] vessel "Stornoway" on stocks (18.06) on stocks above water, raising the mast 1909 launch day - yacht decorated with bunting, launch party, bottle smashed against prow, vessel enters water (20.19)