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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Edna's hatch trunk and a bung or two

Shipwright Apprentice Joe Green works to pry up some of Edna's deck in preparation for finishing off the deck up to the new hatch.
Shipwright Apprentices Jenn Kuhn and Joe Green, who both went to school on the west coast, are working together on the Edna Lockwood. The seams of the deck are staggered for several reasons, including reducing the risk of rotted wood underneath one continuous leaking seam.

Bung details - Edna Lockwood's hatch trunk. (a bung is a truncated cylindrical or conical closure to seal a container, such as a bottle, tube, or barrel. Unlike a lid which encloses a container from the outside without displacing the inner volume, a bung is partially inserted inside the container to act as a seal.)


  1. Building wooden boats is really a great skill that you must be proud of. This requires more time and energy in order for you to finish this wonderful work of art - not to mention the quality of the materials to be used in it construction.

  2. Boat construction is not an easy job to do when compared to basic carpentry. Boating requires a different set of materials and, of course, a different exposure and experience. Thanks for posting the inspiring photos.