Tuesday, 14 January 2014

So the work starts on putting the planks and ribs back in place.

This photo shows the first of the new planks having been steamed for about an hour is bend into position so that fitting it will be easier once it as cooled off and holds it shape.

 This photo some damage to the garboard plank which happened when the apprentice was being a bit heavy handed when removing the plank above.
 This photo show the condition of the cockpit prior to it being stripped of paint and the old broken ribs are removed and the new ones fitted
 The port side is like a pin cushion with so many old nail holes from the old doubling ribs that have been removed. The outside of these holes have been plugged with hardwood plugs and it is now time to clean up the cockpit and fill the inside part of the holes and repaint the cockpit.
 This photo is of the area amidships on the port side that is getting ready to fit the new ribs once they are made and steamed and then fitted in the boat once the shape of the boat is pushed back into position.
 
Also today have been to the timber merchants to collect the wood for the cabin side that over the next few days will be getting them ready to gle together.