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Chain plate blocking …

May 15, 2016

The blocks for the chain plates to be tied into the hull have been completed on the starboard side as shown below.  The middle photo shows the block at an angle which is determined by whichever shroud is to terminate at this particular chain plate. The last photo shows the space in the margin board through which the chain plate will be positioned. The short “block” next to the chain plate block is a stanchion.

The shipwrights have begun to insert the chain plate blocks on the port side, starting at the bow. The blocks are individually shaped and attached to ceiling boards and/or the beam shelf. This, necessarily, has to be done before any strakes are fitted. In the following 3 photos the blocks have a “hole” in the margin board directly above them.

 

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