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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Skipjack Rosie looking spiffy with all new side planking

This past winter’s mild temperatures allowed for more work to be done on the skipjack Rosie Parks, and as a result, her restoration is ahead of schedule. With the chine log completely replaced and installed, the crew turned their focus on the side planking. After clamping the new chine plank into place, the crew worked their way up, installing new side planks on both sides of Rosie.

Both chine planks are installed.

Spiling for the ship lap scarf that joins the fore and aft planks.

Hmm Hmm LOOK at that scarf!

The batten line helped us to re-fair the original planking lines.

We're getting there! Piece by piece...

It's kind of like a jigsaw puzzle.

The side planks are hung. Next, the shear, then bottom planks.


Apprentice India and returning Journeyman Chris are folding in the hood end of the sheerstrake.

Starboard sheerstrake



















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