Signwriting at Underfall yard, Bristol
Rach has been down at Underfall boat yard in Bristol this week sign painting the names back on a couple of pilot gigs after their overhall. They’re built of English Elm with dry joints and fixed with copper rivets and they’re quite incredible to see up close.
Here’s a quick history of pilot gigs;
Underfall yard is an incredible place with lots of history. It’s owned by the city council but there are various boat builders working there embarked on a variety of builds and restos. I’ll be back there again soon as there was far too much for me to take in this morning!