My family and I had a big move last week, so I wasn’t able to share the shop news with you all. Gary was supposed to blog in my stead, but apparently he decided to work on boats all week. I’ll forgive him.
So here’s the news:
This week, Nicolas worked on finishing the shaping and placement of the covering boards for the 18’ Continental. Shane fit the new spray rails and cut them to fit the transom and side spray rails. He then attached spray rails to the hull and continued fitting and shaping for about three more days.
Nicolas installed two more boards on the Lyman and made new scarfs for the next boards. He’s currently working on making a new keel piece to replace the rotten one.
Nicolas installed the starboard garboard (say that five times fast) and plank 1 for the International 12.
In the last two weeks, the 1955 Continental has become unrecognizable. After vacuuming and removing all debris, the team got together to roll it over to prepare for bottom work. Jack removed all the bottom planks, the transom planks, the lower side planks, the outer chimes, the gripe, and the keel to get them ready for refinishing or replacing. He also removed the damaged/rotten transom frame piece and broken frame piece no. 2. He then laminated five pieces of wood together for the new transom frame piece so it can take the exact shape of the old piece. Shane removed screws and cleaned up the hull bottom planks. He then sand blasted the steel and bronze small parts and removed the screws from the engine box to prep for sanding and varnishing. Jack and Shane are currently milling wood for new intermediate boards to replace the current damaged ones. The rest of the boards that Jack removed will likely be refinished rather than replaced, as they seem to be in good condition.
Shane applied two coats of varnish to the seats of the 18’ Sea Skiff, including the backs and other small pieces. He also applied two coats of varnish the interior and rails/coaming of the Piglet and one to transom of the Budsin. He then gave the spray rails a final coat of white paint.
That's all for this week! Tune in next week for more stuff about boats!
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