|Newt and Rashid clamp a scarphed plank section in the bow.|
|The halfway point in ceiling planking. Clamps hold a glued scarph joint.|
Knots provide a foothold for rot in a board. Therefore, before fastening each plank, all knots are drilled out and plugged with cedar bungs, glued in place with epoxy glue. After the glue dries, the plank may be painted and fitted.
|The next ceiling plank, knots drilled and bunged, ready for fitting.|
The first step, though, was flipping the boat. This was accomplished more or less painlessly, with a gantry, a bunch of volunteers and staff, and, most important of all, Jeff.
|Gantry in place, ready to go.|
|Off the horses, she starts her journey.|
|Passing the halfway point.|
|And down. Back on the horses again.|
|OK, let's get started on the inside work.|
|Filled and sanded, waiting for paint.|
|Glued up cubes-to-be await their next step.|