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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Community Work Days - Rosie Parks Restoration

Here's what Saturdays look like at the Museum, with lots of folks stopping by to take part in the Community Work Days Program.

Rosie's centerboard trunk has been removed.

Along with the centerboard trunk, a large portion of the deck is now gone.

Volunteers, Mike Corliss & Mark Wells, dry fit the first centerboard trunk piece.
Making a straight edge.
Volunteer Cliff Streitmeter, preps the surface.
Marc Barto & Jenn Kuhn install the first piece.
Drilling for the drift pins that will enter the keelson.
Stage one complete.
Stage two, up and up we go.
Shipwright apprentice Jenn Kuhn appling anti-fouling plate along the new centerboard on Rosie Parks.
The cutest twins ever came to help us work on Rosie. They took turns making wood chips using a hand plane.
Our new Saturday helper, William Ryall, cuts the galvanized rod to length.
Installing the third layer & pounding drifts

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