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Friday, December 3, 2010

Bugeye Edna E. Lockwood Restoration (Summer & Fall, 2010)

Edna E. Lockwood
The hatch before restoration
Access to down below is a bit limited. Edna needs a few beams replaced, and because her deck is made of strong wood, it will be spared in gaining access below.
The shipwrights are using White Oak for Edna's new mast partner, which will then be bolted together and installed on the deck beams of the 57' 1889 bugeye. Shipwright Marc Barto (pictured right) reports this process would have been a lot easier had the original mast partner not washed out to sea during that bad storm in October. It floated right out of one of our flooded boat yard buildings.
The structural work on the Museum's bugeye Edna Lockwood is now complete. Coated with anti-fouling paint, Douglas Fir makes up the beams, carlins and sister partners; with White Oak used for the new mast partner. Tension rods run fore and aft to stabilize the mast partner. Next up: build a new king plank and hatch bezel.
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