More pictures of VIM. Lots of nice details.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
The Richardson has some new floors. They were carved carefully to match the existing planking. Look at the starboard frames to see the new scarfed joins. Sitkaflex was used as an adhesive since epoxy is not good on oak. Jeff's tiny perch in the bow. Motor well is being carefully scraped by Fritz. The engine has been removed to accommodate this task.
Hey Tom, here is my dream boat. Just need a place to put it. I suspect a mooring at the Dragon might be too rough. This boat by Harry Bryant is nicely thought out. I got a chance to visit when she was at the WoodenBoat show in Mystic last summer. Loved the wood stove and the windows and geraniums.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
After opening the garboard, Jeff pointed out that 16 of the forward frames were rotted. Since we have the miracle goop (epoxy) frame ends are being scarfed in using a ceiling clamp improvised by JHaroldLLC. The owner of this lovely vessel, Fritz Dietel, has been coming by to work on her also. A curtain was hung around the hull to keep in the moisture supplied by a humidifier. Since it has gotten colder, the heat is on in the shop. Nice for people, not so for wooden boats.