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Monday, June 13, 2011

More work on Rosie's Keel

Museum volunteer Cliff is cutting sweet nails to fill in where the old iron fastners were once on Rosie's keelson.

Museum volunteers Cliff and Bob

Bracing for keel and worm shoe removal

Pounding wedges to expose the metal holding the worm shoe in place. Next, the shipwrights will cut the metal, thus releasing the shoe

Worm shoe layer  one has been released

Up close view of the centerboard where it comes through the keel

Starboard view of the bow, an area the shipwrights will need to address

Port view of the bow

Project Manager and master shipwright Marc Barto explaining to Museum Chief Curator Pete Lesher how he plans to fix this section of the keel

Shipwright apprentice Jenn Kuhn sawiing up side down to remove more questionable wood. Next she will chisel and plane the area prepping it for the new filler piece.

Filler piece installed

Stern keel piece pre-drilled and awaiting installation

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