Saturday, January 15, 2011

Repairing the Stem

When working on large wooden ships, shipwrights appreciate the weight and strength of the amazing medium of wood. Recently when the BBHS shipwrights cut the stem from Liberator, which was damaged, this massive piece of stem weighed over 1200 lbs.

Removing the Stem
Removing the Stem
Laminated Layers in Stem
Stem of Liberator Before Removal
For those of you that are not shipbuilders or avid sailors, a stem is the most forward part of a boat or ship's bow and is an extension of the keel itself.  

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