With the decking, caulking, sanding, and varnishing done, the shipwrights moved on to the construction of the hatches. See Rosie's progress over the summer and fall months and watch the Parks family come together at the annual November OysterFest.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
September and October have been very busy months for the boat shop. Rosie’s team made considerable progress on topside construction with a little help from the Parks family, and removed the engine from Rosie’s pushboat.
|Apprentices Ken Phillips and Shane Elliott install the first strake of the forward hatch trunk|
|Trunk completed with ledger board and sockets for hatch beams|
|Beams in place and shimmed away from sockets so hatch can later be removed|
|Oak "bread boards" in place at outboard edges, and douglas fir covering strakes in progress|
|Sharon Parks Weber and husband Rob smile for the camera after inserting bungs|
|Apprentice Shane Elliott (with a shaky hand) cuts the week's work in two with a circular saw|
|Volunteer Eric Hervol (all the way from Seattle) details under side of hatch|
|Master Shipwright Marc Barto moves into position...|
|and pulls the engine from Rosie's pushboat|