Looking forward, the foredeck renewed in 2009 and oiled is dark. It’s hard to see now that the new Douglas fir is complete to the break in the deck. The crew is just about done bunging the fastenings and caulking the deck. The row of white tufts is the cotton caulk near where the wheel will be. In the lower left corner you can see the new quarterbit and cap rails are going on the bulwarks. You can see the location of the main mast shrouds where the rail is wider inboard. photo credit – Robert MitchellBookmark the permalink.