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Friday, February 25, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
|Battens used to decide on the plank shapes|
|Garboard and planks 2 &3|
|View from above planks on molds|
|That dark mahogany sheer finishes this task|
After three weekends of lining off, cutting, fitting and hammering in clenched nails, we finished the planking. Having started with a mahogany keel, we used Atlantic white cedar form the garboard to the #7 plank and finished with a mahogany sheer.
Monday, February 21, 2011
After a cold winter and lots of hard work, the decks of the Edna are complete. Take a look at a few before and after photos. In Summer, 2010, the Boat Yard Staff began restoration work. Three deck beams, the mast partners, hatch trunk, and severalo deck planks were in need of replacement. By February 2011, shipwrights and their apprentices have completed all of the structural work and have begun painting the decks. The new main boom and other spars, hardware, and rigging are due to be installed over the spring.