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Monday, March 28, 2011

The Rushton gets its ribs...Apprentice for a Day Program

The wood is being softened in hot water this time, instead of the steam box, so that it can be worked with over longer periods of time.

See the ribs under the steam in the box above?

Trimming the ribs...

Mary Sue working underneath the boat as the ribs are installed.

Boatbuilding always takes a lot of teamwork.

All hands on deck

And with teamwork and a weekend of programs, the ribs are in and she's a beauty!

1 comment:

  1. Nice work! Those photos are great. That looks like a big job to do in a weekend.