Well I have finished the barge.  This would have been the largest boat carried on the Victory.  I miscalled it in an earlier blog by referring it as the Captain’s barge.  In fact it is way to big for that.  This would have been the biggest boat aboard for carrying 50 men ashore or for carrying supplies.  Still despite its huge size it is authentic to the Ship’s barge and with all the frames and pinned planking not bad if I say so myself.  If you look at the side I did use wooden treenails to fasten the planks to the frames.

Fortunately the lines I ordered weeks ago finally showed up in the mail so I can get back to rigging.