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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rosie Update - Summer is over

Summer has come and gone, and not only did Rosie survive Hurricane Irene, but she is completely unrecognizable from when we first began, back in March. Our last post on Rosie centered around a new aft strongback and the construction and installation of a new graving piece for the most forward part of the keelson. We also removed the cabin which we will begin to work on soon.

The only casualty of Hurricane Irene was the tent surrounding Rosie.

Marc installs the first of Rosie's side frames.

Lots of work has been done to Rosie's deck.

View looking aft of new deck beams and hatch openings. Almost time to replace the chine log.

Volunteer Mike Corliss paints the inside of the transom with a wood preservative.

Shipwright Apprentice Bud McIntire installs the carlings in preparation for the rudder box.

A visit to the Tuckahoe Saw Mill to see our logs waiting to be cut.

The Boat Yard dog Rosie, waiting patiently for the milling to be completed.

Our very large piece of white oak for Rosie!

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