WINTER-SPRING PHOTOS 2012-2013 . . .

Major Construction Winter-Spring 2012-2013

Following a full summer of trips and tours, in early October 2012, we initiated a complete review of the boat with the Marine Surveyor regarding Coast Guard regulations that govern the boat?s operation. Initially, a repair list was generated that included: 1) move the battery chargers to the tank room; 2) replace the fuel lines installed in 2004 as they had begun to crack, and replace fuel filters with aluminum bolls.

After the boat was taken out of the water, we closely examined the original planking and discovered some deterioration. The boat will need 200 lineal feet of outside planking mostly above the water line. Most of the bottom planking does not need to be replaced.  However, we did find major problems inside the back end of the boat:  18 bottom frames and most of the starboard shaft log, longitudinal trusses and the lower portion of the water tight bulkheads will need to be replaced.  This work is very technical and requires special expertise, so we have hired Port Townsend Shipwrights Cooperative to complete and supervise the work. The Shipwrights will also lead our volunteers in replacing the outside planking.

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Internal framing aft of engine room before replacement
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Bob Herbst and Chuck Kellogg inspecting work done
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Port Townsend shipwright fitting frames 
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Removed rotten framing
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Surveyor Alison Mazon with Port Townsend shipwright Jim Lyons discussing repairs

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Some of the framing after being fitted
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Starboard shaft log replacement piece
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Shaft log installed
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Ron Taylor working of plugging holes in the bottom
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Ron Taylor and Tom Cates working on installing the stringers

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Rotten starboard hull planking removed
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Alison Mazon inspecting while Tom Cates works on hull 
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Jim Lyons from Port Townsend Shipwrights working on forward starboard planking

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Forward starboard planking installed
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Ron Taylor surveying further work to be done on starboard side

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Fred Juras and Lowell Gillespie removing planking on port side forward
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Ron Taylor with a laminated framing piece under construction.
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Tom Cates with Jonathan Frank (Ron's grandson) and Ron working on port side forward

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Starboard inner planking being fitted
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Bob Alton working in the rear tank room
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Transom rotten lower inner log section after removal
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Galley with refrigerator moved and light from below on the port side

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Starboard aft chine repair section