This week in the shipyard

six new planks on, one more frame off

Six new planks on, one more frame off

Work on the hull steadily continues as the weather warms up. With six new planks fastened to the hull the crew in the shipyard have removed another rotted frame.

Cutting the ends of the new beakhead deck beam.

Cutting the ends of the new beakhead deck beam.

Inside the ship we are fitting a new deck beam for the beakhead project. The beam is 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″  and about 10′ long. The shipyard crew kindly lifted the beam up to the stern gun door with their mechanical lift and we lugged it up to the bow.

Beam in place.

Beam in place.

We used mechanical advantage in the form of two block and tackles to lower the beam into place.

fitting carlins on either side of the bowsprit opening.

Fitting carlins on either side of the bowsprit opening.

The two fore and aft timbers define the space through which the bowsprit runs down to the lower deck. Bit  by bit the ship is taking shape again.

 

 

 

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