A Busy April in the Shipyard
The previous posts have described the process of cutting the futtocks. Here you see the futtocks fastened together to form a frame. The curves in the frames cannot be cut from a single piece of lumber so futtocks are sawn and fastened in pairs to form the frames. For a ship like Ernestina-Morrissey with a beautifully curved hull the curves of the futtocks are very complex. Notice that for Ernestina-Morrissey the futtocks are being fastened together with trunnels and the butts of the futtocks are spaced well apart from each other.
The leftmost vertical structure in the photo below is the stern post that the cant frame will be attached to.
The stern post, rudder post and horn timber have been fastened to the keel. A recent post showed all these parts being dry fit in the workshop. Now they are part of the Ernestina-Morrissey.