|Newt sands a side deck, in preparation for staining|
The process was complicated by the fact that the deck planks were fastened with copper ring nails which had corroded to the point where they had essentially become one with the surrounding wood. Finally, we decided to drill around each nail with a bung cutter to remove the king plank. While the plank will need to be replaced, it remains intact as a pattern for its replacement.
|John and Lee prepare to remove the king plank to gain access to the centerboard trunk.|
|Jeff pounds out the brace holding the trunk in place.|
|The brace is removed and the entire trunk is accessible.|
|Aft end of the centerboard trunk. Nearly all the through bolts have been knocked out.|