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.

This is a cant frame and there is a floor across the bottom of it that will be bolted to the forward face of the stern post. The floor is bolted to the after futtocks with 3/4 bronze bolts. photo credit: H. Burnham

The leftmost vertical structure in the photo below is the stern post that the cant frame will be attached to.

The stern structure is taking shape on Ernestina-Morrissey. The transom will be fitted to the end of the horn timber.

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.