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Dec 21, 2019, 11:06 PM
In this episode Leo starts by adjusting the position of some of the frames, and fairing them all on the inside. Then he cuts and fits the scarph joins on the big 6-1/2” x 3” Angelique timbers. Along the way, he does a stress test on the 28’ long timbers by parking a vehicle over each end, and jacking up the middle with a 20 ton bottlejack. The chickens and Pancho the parrot lark around as usual.
Dec 1, 2019, 5:50 PM
In this episode Leo and helpers install the Fashion Pieces, which will form the connection between the hull planking and the transom. They have to cut the heels, drill and chisel the notches in the centreline, and bed them with Red Lead paint and bedding compound (Dolfinite & pine tar). Rowan also works on fairing the bottom of the frames in preparation for the cast bronze floor templates. Finally, Leo works on adjusting the frames to be fair at the sheer line, in preparation for the beam shelf (sheer clamp) and bilge stringer.