In this episode, Leo works with some volunteers to cut out more futtocks, and assemble the first pair of Frames using Southern Live Oak – to replace the old English Oak frames that Tally Ho was built with. To fasten the futtocks we use Black Locust Treenails (Trunnels/Trennels), which are traditional wedged pegs, used for centuries in ship-building and timber-framing.
We also get some more of the copper fastenings removed, build some adjustable trestles, and establish the centerline of the boat. Finally, Cecca and Leo takes an overdue little holiday to the furthest reaches of the Olympic Peninsula.
(Trenails, huh? They sound scary ... fix things together with bits of dowel. They work very well indeed and there's no electrolytic rot from them. Nice. ... Gordon; ASA)
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