September 6, 2022

Steam Launch Blog #65

First Week in November 2019

First Week in November 2019

Bilges have been painted and seats roughed out for final fitting inside the boat. We’ll only put two seats in place – one forward and one aft; leaving the others off the boat so the internal construction can be easily seen.

Forward covering boards are being shaped and fitted and planking will soon begin on the foredeck. As on the aft deck, we’ll only partially plank so visitors can see inside construction.

We’re also fabricating shaft, shaft couplings, and through-hull fittings.

Thwart knees have been sawn to shape and fitted to hull contour, the forward and aft sections of covering boards are being fitted to shape. We’ll only make sections of the covering boards – midships sections will be missing so visitors can see construction details.