More bits of rigging

With the main bits of rigging up there are still a lot of details to take care of with the rigging. In this shot Keith and Danny are tightening the main top mast shroud lanyards. (obviously). They are using chain come-along for extra purchase.   In the following shot Keith is inching his way up … [Read more…]

Instructors and Students

This shot was taken this morning at the end of our last class with the Bay farm Montessori School students. Don’t read anything into Danny, Keith and I being on one side if the boat and the kids on the other. Sometimes during our 8 weeks together it wasn’t always clear who were the instructors … [Read more…]

Instructors and Students

This shot was taken this morning at the end of our last class with the Bay farm Montessori School students. Don’t read anything into Danny, Keith and I being on one side if the boat and the kids on the other. Sometimes during our 8 weeks together it wasn’t always clear who were the instructors … [Read more…]

Catching up on some work

When last we checked in with  Keith and Danny they were rebuilding the starboard side of the ship up forward near the fore channel. Well, I am happy to say this project is nearly complete. To be fair to them I have dragged them away from this project for about the last month or so … [Read more…]

Penultimate Boat Class

I’ve been waiting for a chance to use that term in an appropriate way! In this, our next to last boat class, we have bee making steady progress. With the boat turned over there a plenty of smaller projects to keep everyone busy. I this shot, Danny is keeping an eye on one of the … [Read more…]

A Little Bit of Caulking Work

This is a shot from a few weeks ago. I was caulking the completed planking on the starboard quarter. The three different irons each have a unique shape and are designed for a specific job.   The bottom iron is known as a bent iron. It is made this way for just the purpose  you … [Read more…]

A New Boat Building Class

Last week we started an eight week boat building program with the 7th and 8th grade classes from the Bay Farm Montessori School in Duxbury, MA. The twelve students and two teachers come to the Plantation’s marine shop on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. We are building a traditional “Flat iron” skiff. The … [Read more…]

A New Boat Building Class

Last week we started an eight week boat building program with the 7th and 8th grade classes from the Bay Farm Montessori School in Duxbury, MA. The twelve students and two teachers come to the Plantation’s marine shop on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. We are building a traditional “Flat iron” skiff. The … [Read more…]

One Mild Winter

We have truly been fortunate with the weather this winter. No snow to speak of and fairly mild temperatures have allowed us to keep working on the ship through the winter season. This shot shows not only the work of re-planking the side of the ship but also gives a fairly good impression of the … [Read more…]