I finished off the planking on the starboard side today and cut out the piece of sheer strake
that needs to be replaced. There is only one other plank on the port side I am going to
The ribs and copper fastenings arrived from BTSwales on Monday so as soon as I have
Ken to give me a hand with riveting we can start steaming those in.
Next I need to send Ken the quantities of silicone bronze screws we need for the
rest of the refastening and shorter ones for fitting butt blocks so they can be ordered.
Once the steamed frames are in we can fit the stop waters and final fit the garboards
and we will finally be ready for caulking.