Sunday, December 18, 2011

Shiver Me Timbers

The 1936 L.F. Herreshoff ketch BOUNTY came to us on a truck from California in late November. Since being here she's come apart fast. Our initial work will include most of the backbone. BOUNTY had lost much of her shape, partly due to a line of scarf and butts in her plank keel and deadwood just aft of the ballast. 

We will be attempting to regain some of her lost sheer as we replace her timbers. Unfortunately the deck is new and will fight this effort. We are lucky to have in stock some 38-foot Angelique for her plank keel and enough good white oak for her other timbers. Tim Watts has turned out quite a few new frame ends and floor timbers since last week.

-Sam Temple

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