The Bulkheads

By |2022-12-05T18:25:18+02:0028th of September 2021|

The Bulkheads After two months of work and patience, our bulkheads are almost ready! The metal frame doors that our volunteer and journeymen friends assembled in June are now completed, along with four bulkheads made of 15cm2 oak posts, reinforced, and sealed with 45mm x 40mm pine cladding. The bulkhead posts positions were [...]

LIDAR scan of Hawila’s hull

By |2021-12-23T11:49:54+02:0013th of September 2021|

LIDAR scan of Hawila's hull Vivien – our volunteer naval architect – is working relentlessly on the actual and future drawings of Hawila. He bases most of his work on LIDAR 3D scans kindly made by our friend "StigAnton AN" from at the early stage of the refit and showing [...]

Scarfing our 18m long wooden mast

By |2021-12-23T11:51:36+02:008th of September 2021|

Scarfing our 18m long wooden mast Last summer we faced a dilemma; how best to go about ensuring Hawila’s main mast was fit for purpose. Unfortunately, rot had developed in the top of the mast, and it would therefore be incapable of withstanding the huge pressures and strains that it would [...]

The Journeying Man

By |2022-12-05T18:29:13+02:0027th of July 2021|

The Journeying Man Have you ever come across a young man or woman, clad in black ornamented bell bottom suede pants, matching waistcoat, and a broad rimmed hat? If he or she furthermore emits a distinctive aroma of wood, metal or masonry, you can consider yourself privileged, because you have very likely met [...]

Our new keelson

By |2021-12-13T18:50:48+02:0013th of April 2021|

Our new keelson The keelson is of primary importance in the structure of a wooden vessel. It can be seen as the mirror of the keel, inside the ship, going from the stem to the stern with frames and floor timber sandwiched in between. On Hawila, the central keelson is [...]

The fascinating story of Hawila’s wood for the refit 2020/2021

By |2023-01-09T15:39:38+02:0024th of August 2020|

The fascinating story of Hawila’s wood for the refit The decision to plan millions of oaks in 1810 In 1810, after events of Napoleonic wars, the king Frederik made the decision to plant thousands of oak trees between Hillerod, Esrum and Helsinge, an area since known as the Gribskov (Vulture forest) to [...]

LAG Midt-Nordvestsjælland supports Hawila’s refit

By |2022-12-01T13:01:00+02:0016th of July 2020|

LAG Midt-Nordvestsjælland supports Hawila’s refit We are happy to announce that Hawila has received financial support for the refit in Holbæk from LAG (Local Action Group) Mid-Northwest Zealand. LAG is an association supporting projects that contribute to the development of projects and activities in Lejre, Holbæk, Sorø, Odsherred and Kalundborg municipalities. In [...]

Out of the water

By |2022-12-05T17:44:49+02:0012th of May 2019|

Out of the water   Taking Hawila out of the water is like bringing a fish out of the ocean. She resists the crane, benefits from a push by the wind, to escape her cage. Is brought back, and finally surrenders to the metal teeth of the slip, to come up on land, [...]

Tribute to a work season – 2016

By |2022-12-05T17:30:19+02:0011th of June 2016|

Tribute to a work season - 2016 After a restoration season of over 3 months of growth and serendipity, much has moved ahead under Hawila’s two masts! Thanks goes to the power of determination, the positivity of learning from skilled carpenters and random encounters, and the enthusiasm of a volunteer crew working together [...]

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