(Please see last post for photos)
On the 18 Continental, Gary and Nicolas fully installed the new deck. Then they trimmed all the bungs once the glue cured and installed the covering boards. Shane rounded out the steering column, removed dents, and primed it. Gary then took over and began sanding the deck with decreasing grits of sandpaper. He’s also been filling and fairing, shaping, and working on the fuel system and running gear. He also fired up the engine and performed a break-in cycle and recalibrated the flux capacitor.
On the ’55 Continental, Jack shaped and dry-fit new plywood under-planking for the bottom and installed it with 5200. Then he milled the wood for both aft garboard planks and the wood for the transom, which needed to be replaced. Replicated and dry-fit the transom pieces, which are book-matched (they mirror each other). He installed the new planks with life caulk. He shaped and dry-fit both new garboard planks and is currently working on replacing the outer bottom planks. Shane continued scraping old paint from the hull planks in preparation for refinishing.
The International 12 was flipped last week to address the plank situation and begin epoxy repairs. Nicolas has spent most of his time working on these plank repairs, in order to avoid replacing boards. This work includes removing the knots from the pine and replacing them with bungs since the dryness of the wood has caused many of the knots to come loose or crack. This prevents water infiltration in this kind of wood. In the repairs process, he’s also had to come up with creative clamping methods to allow the repairs to set properly. Shane sanded, prepped, and applied a sealing coat of varnish to the seats, knees, floorboards and other small parts.
Nicolas made four new boards the replace the rotted ones for the Lyman. Each new board was constructed from two pieces of scarfed planks. These boards are now ready to install. He and Gary are currently working on affixing the clench nails and screws onto the first six boards before installing the last remaining planks needed to close up the boat.
Shane sanded, prepped, and applied the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth coats of varnish to the new throttle box for the Pelican. He then fitted its electrical components, cut out slots for wires, and cleaned up the wired cutouts before applying the seventh coat of varnish.
Shane sanded, prepped, and applied the tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth (final) coats of varnish to the transom of the Budsin.
Shane sanded, prepped, and applied the first coat of varnish to the interior hull of the Skerry. He sanded and prepped the spars, daggerboard, and rudder and applied varnish to the gunwhale. He then sanded, prepped, and applied the first, second, and third coats of varnish to the seats, bulkheads, knees, spars, daggerboard, and rudder and sanded and prepped the seats for varnish.
Shane replaced the rusted screws in the engine of the 18’ Sea Skiff with fresh screws.
Shane collected appropriate brass screws for the Piglet and attached shaft log plates with 5200. He cleaned up the shaft log holes and fitted to ensure shaft log tubes fit smoothly in preparation for caulk and installation, which he then proceeded to carry out.
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