How to make a new yard

The main yard on the ship Götheborg is 23 meters long and weighs 1.7 tonnes – and we're making a new one! In this video, our carpenter Manne explains the work being done in our workshop in Gothenburg.

Making a new main yard for Götheborg involves great craftmanship and many hours of hard work: From cutting down two massive douglas fir trees, to joining them together, making the yard straight, and putting on iron rings to make it stable. 

In total we're making six new yards in preparations for the Asia expedition in 2022/2023. The main yard is the biggest.

For more photos of the making of the new yard, have a look at highlights on Instagram, Preps Asia.

The clip below shows the trees being cut down and prepared at the saw mill outside of Laholm.

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