JENAL Construction Diary

The building of a barge is a complex and time consuming process. Follow the pictorial construction of JENAL over its months of construction.

Go To: Diary of JENAL's sailing plans and activities Go To: Diary summery of  JENAL's conception to completion
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PICTURE ~ (click on picture to enlarge)

May 07

Progress by Eddy Paal, the Dutch carpenter, with the installation of the insulation and wood panelling out

May 07
(UK Supplement)

The lounge (saloon) cabinetry takes shape in Andrew Varah' s Warwickshire workshop. It is un-finished & un-polished at this stage but is a pleasure to behold because the attention to detail is just... excellent.



May (late) 07

This was a snap visit because Alan was biking in the area with his fellow BMW club members.  Eddy of INPALA Interieurbouw was progressing the woodwork where room dimensions were becoming 'physically' apparent


June (early) 07
Alan spent 4 productive days with Ament  to progress many small details that hindered the run of JENAL production.
July 07
The build-up work on JENAL continues, prior the the Ament factories 3 week annual July/August closure.
July 07 (UK Supplement)
Andrew Varah' s team have been hard at work building the lounge cabinetry, ready for installation when JENAL arrives in the UK
August 07
After Aments 3 week closure, work picks up on JENAL in particular, the completion of the wheelhouse fabrication.
September (early) 07
Ament, Frits & Eddy (boat builders, electrician & carpenter) progress well.
October 07
JENAL is a hive of work as all the trades speedily finish her, ready for her late October launch.
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Genesis 6
Chapter 14. "So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out."
Chapter 22. Noah did everything just as God commanded him.

And this is why Noah got his ship built on time, the rest of us don't have this divine intervention, in consequence we are subject to man's timing frailties.

Remember... a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic!!!