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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Removing Rosie's Deck

While we are trying to salvage as much of the original wood as possible, it looks like most of the deck wood will have to be replaced. Hard to believe this boat, and her sister boat, the Lady Katie, took just three months to build, but will take more than three years to restore.

The deck of the Rosie Parks, before removing any deck boards


Project Manager and Master Shipwright Marc Barto wielding a crow bar to pry up those boards

As you can see, the deck's in pretty bad shape

Boat Yard volunteer Cliff doing all the work, as usual!

Boat Yard volunteer Mike Sweeney peeking out from underneath Rosie.

A few boards down, a lot more left to go!

Mike pitches in

Cliff isn't playing around with these boards.


The old and new rudder together, behind the newly repainted wheelbox

Just a little bit of the old wood from the deck

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