|Bruce gives a lesson while eager painters watch and learn.|
|A roller man, a brush woman, and a supervisor/cheerleader, all hard at work.|
|A rare moment with no one picking, poking, or painting.|
|The interior has been oiled and is ready for floorboards and seats.|
|A good look at the beaded edge of the sheerstrake, and some fine planking,|
|Some of the many square feet of brightwork on the Richardson, "To 'n Fro"|
A small bit of rot around a steel screw in the waterline plank at the transom needed to be dug out, cleaned back to good wood, and a new piece of cypress scarphed and glued into place.
|Block screwed over scarphed patch in plank. When glue is cured, the block comes off.|
|The stem repair -- once the glue dries, it will get a final shaping.|
That work was begun. A rectangle of steer hide is cut to size, holes are punched every 3/8 inch on both edges. Then the leather is soaked in hot water. After that, the wet leather is molded around the oar and stitched into place. As it dries, the leather will shrink to a very tight fit.
|Leather cut to shape, and stitched onto oar shaft.|
|Bruce applies the final seizing at the end of the stitching.|
|Christian and his varnish. He remembered not to start with the oar nearest him.|