Sunday, January 22, 2012

Work Underway on TO N FRO

I've been away from WoW working on a CAD model of Olympia. That has been exciting and fun, learning a new computer gadget and program to accomplish the task. Meanwhile back on the ranch...
Fritz has sent me these pix and captions for what has been going on for TO N FRO this week.
Bow - Stem supported by superstructure, Rotted Keel is removed.
Vertical 4x4 post supports Knee/Stem

Long dark board on floor is old Keel. Old Keel is dried out and punky.

Jeff chiseling out a diagonal joint for new Keel.

Dark spot on Keel is leaching stain from old iron bolts

Old Keel laying on new white oak Keel.

Steam bent white oak boomerang for new ribs

Painted rib member with yellow bedding compound squeezing out.

Boomerangs and ribs screwed into place. These new ribs will provide a solid area to screw the planks into.

Richardson Boat Co. used galvanized nails to fasten everything! Replaced all exposed nails under motor with bronze screws. Old nails slid out as easily as if they were slid in between book pages.

People have been driving into rocks. This part of the plank and other areas will need to be replaced.

Progress on TO N FRO

Jan. 3, 2012. These pix, were sent by Fritz of work accomplished the Richardson 28. This boat has been used on the lake for years and years. She is in the boatshop for an overhall.
The white boards are the new ribs and flooring. All the new wood gets a coat of white primer.
Starboard bow gets new copper screws. The original fasteners were galvanized nails.
Interior bow, white vertical boards are the new ribs.
New floors in bow painted white.
View from cockpit looking into cabin

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Whaleboat Frames

Installing frames in the whaleboat. These must be notched and beveled to match the planking.


Building a virtual model of Olympia from a plastic model. It was scanned (over 60 individual pix) using a NextEngine 3D scanner at NextFAB Studio. The next step is to reassemble the pix into a complete 3D model.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rock Harbor in January

Rock Harbor at Sunset

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pleasant Bay Boat & Spar

Visited my friend Suzanne at her shop this week. Saw the new catboat leaving for FL. Have some pix, but have to figure out how to get them off my new phone.