Deck Beams Going In!
The crew at the Bristol Marine Shipyard in Boothby Harbor has made great progress since our last post in April! The planking continues, up from the keel and down from the sheer. The last plank of the (shutter) strake, called the whiskey plank, will finish the planking and be cause for celebration!
The cap on the transom is coming together well.
The deck beams run athwartships, from port side to starboard.
The beams and framing must allow for the hatches, deck “furniture” and cabin trunks.
The crew is not ready to start laying the deck, but in the work shop the crew continue to prepare the covering boards, the outermost deck plank on each side, which fit over the stanchions and assure, when well caulked, that water washing off the deck cannot leak into the hull.
By late June some of the covering boards are in place,
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