Newt, with able assistance from Joe worked on solving the floating centerboard problem.
|Joe removes a lead insert from the mold. Working outdoors with lead preserves brain cells.|
|Newt trims the lead insert to fit the hole in the centerboard|
|Sanding the board in preparation for attaching the lead weight|
|Steve files the key slot into shape|
|The loggerhead securely set in whaleboat #2|
|A man and his fid, splicing away|
|Worm and parcel with the lay. Turn and serve the other way.|
|Carl cutting out his very yachty bronze centerboard pin keeper plates.|
Whaleboats were not the only area of activity in the shop. The Bevins skiff was in the shop for some maintenance, and Nick worked on replacing a bent skeg and preping the boat for its springtime paint job.
|Nick sands the skiff. Painting will be the next step.|