A place with many possibilities

By |2023-02-02T13:46:34+02:0024th of January 2023|

A place with many possibilities Those who have been following us for a while know that we have been trying to get Hawila permanently ashore since last summer. This is to make our work on the ship more flexible and independent, but also to give us space for workshops, events and other [...]

News from the shipyard

By |2023-02-02T13:34:39+02:0024th of January 2023|

News from the shipyard Since returning from the Christmas holidays, we have been focusing on the rest of the work in the stern, meaning finishing the last frames and stanchions. We have also added more bilge stringers to the bow and stern. They are strengthening the inside of the ship more and [...]

News from the shipyard

By |2022-12-05T18:52:50+02:0030th of November 2022|

News from the shipyard Initially, we had planned to keep Hawila’s stern intact as it appeared healthy and had received massive work in the 90s. However, things are not always as they appear on wooden ships, and while trying to fit our beam shelves aft we realised the poor condition of the upper [...]

News from the shipyard

By |2022-12-05T19:24:17+02:0030th of October 2022|

Bilge stringers are in This month, after finishing mid-ship framing and beam shelves, the team of German shipwrights left and were replaced by the French team with Ben and Bleuenn, who helped put the forward and mid-ship bilge stringers in. Bilge stringers are large structural timber pieces supporting the inner hull, mid-way [...]

Our galley is out!

By |2022-12-05T17:34:41+02:0030th of September 2022|

Our galley is out Lifting out the galley marks a major milestone here at the refit of Hawila. Many memories are connected to the place where the crew not only shared common meals but also dreams and moments of togetherness. Now, with the galley on land, the work will [...]

News from the shipyard

By |2022-11-28T14:17:58+02:0030th of September 2022|

Beamshelves, the deck and knees Following the end of our summer break, where many of our volunteers were sailing and working on other projects, work has recommenced with fervour, and already after only a couple of weeks, the ship has changed enormously. With a huge hand from a highly skilled team of four German [...]

Our 12m long forward beamshelves

By |2021-12-16T07:11:28+02:008th of December 2021|

Forward beamshelves on Hawila Two pieces of solid oak, each of them measuring no less than 12m long. After the 6 hours of steaming necessary to make the timber pliable, the heat and moisture softened the wood fibres enough so that the beamshelves could be bent and stretched to hold [...]

Framing the forward half of Hawila

By |2021-12-13T18:43:39+02:0030th of November 2021|

Framing the forward half of Hawila In the beginning of November, Ben and Bleuenn, our shipwright friends with their amazing ship Swallow, came into Holbaek Harbour from Brittany. Beating to wind, they manoeuvred the ship under sail and moored alongside Hawila. They used only their huge sculling oars at the [...]

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