One of the ISM whitehalls, originally built by the kids at Rocking the Boat some years ago, and used extensively by them, needed some work on her skeg. She had suffered mightily in her youth being dragged (literally) through the streets of New York City to reach the water. Lee worked on reefing the old caulk in preparation for recaulking, and replacing the worn aft end of the skeg.
|Whitehall "Culture" gets a skeg repair and new caulk.|
|Lee joints an oak board for the Whitehall skeg repair.|
Another small boat built in the shop last year, a Bevins skiff, is being repainted in bright Manayunk Academy school colors by summer staff, Julio and Dan. She will definitely be the most vivid boat in the basin this summer.
|A very vivid hull color.|
|One gaff jaw side, shaped, drilled and ready to install.|
|A perfect fit.|
|Chalk line snapped to give proper taper.|
|Jeff finishes one side with the world's scariest circular saw and all his fingers.|
|The mast-to-be and its off-cut.|
|Charles straightens an edge with the 22 inch jack plane.|