Jack found some more rot in the ’55 Continental this week. He removed the damaged frame piece and connecting piece and made new ones from fresh one to replace them. He coated the new pieces in epoxy to prevent future damage and is currently installing all the new pieces he’s made so far. He tightened the bolts on all the salvageable frames and made minor epoxy repairs where there were cracks and splits. Shane continued scraping old paint and varnish from the hull planks in preparation for sanding and refinishing. He also rounded out the steering column, removed dents, and primed it.
Nicolas worked on making the keel for the Lyman this week. He also made the side planks no. 3 from garboards, which required lots of beveling and making scarfs.
Shane helped Gary permanently install the last four planks to the hull bottom of the International 12.
Shane sanded, prepped, and applied the seventh and eighth coats of varnish to the transom of the Budsin.
For the Pelican, Shane built a small housing for the throttle control, key start switch, and battery gauge. He checked the installation of the moto and made small parts to adjust the fit. He also cut the motor shaft to length. Then he applied the first coat of varnish to the throttle box.
Shane sandblasted various parts of the KLC Engine for the 1956 17’ Sportsman, cleaned them, and gave them a coat of primer.
He also removed the shaft logs of the Piglet, cleaned them, sandblasted them, and primed them. He then took out the shaft log plates, cleaned them, and checked them for rot.
I hope everyone has a BLAST this weekend! Thanks for reading.
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