On the 23rd of September, 2021, the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania launched “Claude”, a new build Piner Punt to the plans of Adrian Dean who guided and tutored members to build the punt using the Viking method of boat building. That is to build the punt, with no frames or moulds, using a viking plumb bob to check and set the angles of each plank at each lofted station. It was a very successful day with approximately 80 people present for the launch, many of whom were Battery Point residents.
You can view the building of the Punt at; https://vimeo.com/613353997
You can view the Launch Video produced by Holly, Luca and Gene Puckering at; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztj14rRGF6Q