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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rosie gets first new side plank

Rosie doesn't look anything like she did this time last year, which means progress on the three-year restoration project is right on schedule with the framing. This is the starboard side, no planks yet, but the chine log is exposed.

A view forward from inside the transom.

Port side- bending the new side plank didn't require steaming, just a lot of clamping!

Marc and India discuss what's next. The plank will be scarfed with another plank to extend the entire side of the skipjack.

Marc explains building techniques to India.

India cuts out the scarfed joint on the new side plank.  

The first side plank on Rosie went up port-side on December 21, 2011.

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