Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Shutter Plank and New Stem on LIBERATOR

The Shutter Plank (final plank) was secured to the Liberator hull, on a beautiful, cool, crystal clear afternoon here at BBHS. The new stem and the hull planking are a magnificent sight. The new bow hull has two layers of planking, the inside and outside. After filling the fastening holes with bungs, the ship will be primed and then painted. It always seems sad to see that gorgeous wood covered up with paint in order to protect it from the environment.

Sometime pictures are worth more than words. Therefore, enjoy a bit of the process of reconstructing the stem and planking of the Liberator bow.

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