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Mooring post repairs progressing

June 6, 2015

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Three of the four mooring posts have been considered sound enough to be repaired. All soft or rotten timber has to be removed. Laminated sections or graving pieces need to be glued to replace the removed sections. The original dimension and shape of the post need to be maintained. The posts are to be placed in the exact place on the hull that they were removed from.

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One of the four mooring posts has been deemed unable to be repaired. There has been too much soft timber removed and there are cracks that are the full width of the timber. A new post will need to be made.

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Various machines – very different in age and size – being used to remove the soft timber from one of the posts.

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Once the post has been through the thicknesser the beauty of the color and grain of the timber can be seen. Almost a pity to paint over it.

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