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Decking support follow up ….

October 20, 2016

The decking at the stern section had become loose. The reason apparently was that, as the stern distorted, the decking planks at the base of the Master’s cabin had an upward pressure exerted. The deck beam that these planks were fixed to had rotted as water had penetrated below the planks to the beam. The first 3 photos show the removal of the deck planks and the narrowness of the deck beam. The graving pieces shown in the Oct. 3rd. 2016 blog entry have been glued and clamped into position. These repairs alone would not have provided sufficient support for the deck planks. A new deck beam has been shaped and fitted with a scarf as shown in the last photo. This deck beam spans the hull from the beam shelf on the port and starboard of the ship.

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