The whaleboat is in the trim phase now that the ceiling is completely installed and primed. Charles worked on fastening the aft deck, along with Newt. They also installed and fastened the lion's tongue, which gives stability to the loggerhead, and began the installation of the loggerhead.
|The aft deck installed, and primed. Square hole is for loggerhead.|
|Lion's tongue bedded and screwed. Loggerhead in position.|
|Loggerhead leveled and ready for installation.|
Bruce has been working hard on the Marsh Cat Obadiah, repairing delaminations in the outer layer of the cold molded hull. The process has been to remove the damaged delaminated areas, fill them with epoxy thickened with fairing filler, and sand smooth. Later, a layer of fiberglas will be installed on the outside of the hull.
|Bruce sanding the patches prior to installing fiberglas.|
|A close look at the better-than-new repaired hull.|
|The stitch and glue rowing boat gets a good pre-varnish sanding|
|Lee works on sanding the transom.|
Mid-day, work stopped to receive and stack a pile of cedar, fresh from the forests of Maine. Nearly the whole crew got involved because there was a LOT of wood to unload and stack.
|Steve, Charlie and John sticker and stack white cedar boards|
|One more cartload rolled in by Lee, Charlie and Jeff.|
|Puffin with her temporary display base nearly ready for Santa.|