Work progressing on Shamrock
- All her bulwark stanchions have been caulked with oakum where they pass through the covering boards and had 'Jeffery’s No 2 Black Marine Glue' (tar) hot poured into the seams. An old chip fryer is used to melt the glue.
- Tenons have been cut into the top of the stanchions and two of the 2 in (50 mm) larch capping rails cut, shaped and fitted.
- Larch for the three 1 in. (25 mm) strakes of bulwark planking have been cut, reduced to the thickness and length required from 32 ft. (9.75 m) planks, and each strake is also having their different profiles cut. All this has been creating a bit of a mess in the boat shed.
|Daniel making the first cut.|