Here is a brief post that shows significant progress forward with the repairs to the ship. First I apologize for the shot that looks like it was taken in the lair of one of Batman’s enemies. (Who remembers those crooked camera angles the director used in the Batman show to indicate we were in a crooks hideout?) Not to worry I only had to angle the camera to get everything into the shot. Not an enemy in sight.
Anyway, the first of many new planks is being fastened in this shot. This particular plank was not steamed into place as the curves that it must make are not that severe. Some future planks will have to be steamed.
The fastenings are the 5/8″ galvanized nails that were custom made for the ship.
Also note the new frame, red leaded and fastened into place on the port corner of the stern. Mayflower is starting to get her figure back!