And I will be making that other essential item especially for a sewn plank boat, a bailer. Another carving job.
Two possible types to copy.http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/record. ... -102-201-Chttp://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/record. ... chdb=scran
I favour the open ended sort as a closed end really only works when you have a considerable depth of water in the boat which is something one would like to avoid.
A possible bailer from the Hjortspring boat looks more like a cup than a practical bailer although I suppose it would work.
See the role of the bailer from the gaelic Ship's Blessing:
Dh’ òrduicheadh a mach fear-taomaidh, ’s an fhairge
a’ bàrcadh air am muin, rompa is ’nan dèidh.
Freasdladh air leaba na taoma
Garbh laoch fuasgailt
Nach fannaich gu bràth ‟s nach tiomaich
Le gàir chuaintean;Nach lapaich ‟s nach meataich fuachd sàile
Laomadh mu bhroilleach ‟s mu mhuineal
A bailer was ordered up as the sea was bursting over them from the front and the back.
Let a warrier be liberated to deal with a bed of water coming into the vessel, a hero who will not ever feel weakened and will not become frightened by the roar of the oceans,
a person that the coldness of the salt sea-water and the hailstones will not weaken him as they fall around his chest and throat with cold gushing,
a man with a big, neat, rough, wooden bailing-vessel in his dark hands continually throwing out the sea which pours in,
a man who will never straighten his muscular back with stubborn confidence so that he does not leave a gill on the base or floor of the bilge.
Although her boards might grow as full of holes as a riddle, each plank of her anchor-board would be kept as dry as the plank of a cask.