New Stern Structure Coming Together
Ernestina-Morrissey‘s stern is getting all new framing as you know from previous posts . The work is coming together beautifully as you can see.
To give you a sense of scale of the project, the photo below is the cant frame forward of the stern-post that you see in the photo above. The frames aft of the stern post are fit into the ship’s structure with mortise and tenon. This newly installed frame is not, it is bolted to a floor timber with silicon-bronze bolts.
How do they keep the work symmetrical working with such heavy, unwieldy frames? Old School!
At the very aft of the stern structure the transom is taking shape too.
That is the rudderpost beyond the block and tackle.
The work platform has been moved to the ship and extended so that the larger frames can be assembled.