Newt completed the grueling task of installing the second lifting rod. He needed to work beneath the boat with a heavy ball peen hammer to mushroom the ends of the 5/8 inch bronze rod to capture a large washer that actually holds the weight of the boat when it is raised or lowered from the ship.
|Lifting rod secured, and first coat of gray paint applied.|
|Rudder cheeks get a coating of Dolphinite prior to assembly.|
|Cheeks in place awaiting rivets.|
|After a whole lot of hammering -- Done!|
|Nick spiles the next plank with Jeff at the far end.|
|Two planks in place, and the first batten being fitted.|
|Bob and Bruce glue up the teak hatch cover frame for Suzy's foredeck.|
|Gorilla glue is used because it will adhere well to teak.|
|Bob's completed compression post assembly beneath Suzy's mainmast.|
Suzy's new head arrived and was installed, although it is yet to be bolted in place. It is a composting "Nature's Head" unit.
|Suzy's new head.|