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Saturday, April 23, 2011

AFAD busy with 2 Smith Island Skiffs and a Rushton

Casey balances hard cherry as Bill concentrates on Rushton Oar shape

John, Mack & Jeff check out Smith Island Skiff # 1 with Dan out in the April sun

Casey uses hand plane on edge of Rushton rowboat oar

Casey continues to work plane on Oar while Bill works on Rushton deck channels.

Doc John, Mack, Jeff & John work on Smith Island Skiff as Dan provides advice from top of tool box.

One plank of hard cherry will be two oars for the Rushton Florida model rowboat. Look above to see how it was shaped.

Richard at bow on portside, Henry, Frank, John, Michael, Bob, Sam, Dan work to help SIS #1 off the platform onto its new trailer.. Get the engine & other items finalized...

SISkiff #1 goes out to launch & SIS #2 will settle back for final work. Two ships passing during daylight.

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