The work continues

In between working on getting the small boats ready for the water work continues on the ship repairs. In this photo Keith is chain sawing a natural grown English oak knee to shape. Making the knee is one of the last steps in his restoration project started last year. The knee stock was donated by … [Read more…]

Spring Time Renewal

(In the small thumbnail photo I uploaded while preparing this post, the boats looked ready for launching. (Yet another indication of aging eyes). When I just checked the published post I could see the red primer spots that had not been painted over black yet. Rest assured we did put a finish coat of black … [Read more…]

Other Duties as Assigned.

There is a part of most job descriptions that is added to let the employee know that the stated specific tasks outlined in the job description are not the only tasks required to be successful in your job. The following pictures fall into this category. While they have nothing to do with repair and restoration … [Read more…]

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…]