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Stern beam shelves ….

November 28, 2016

 

New starboard beam shelf at the stern.

New port beam shelf at the stern.

The two beam shelf sections at the stern  have been replaced. The 2 large timbers were shaped in the shed and inserted through the bulkheads from the engine room to the Master’s cabin at the the stern. This procedure is itself difficult considering the weight and dimensions of each timber piece. Once clamped in position, the timber is wrapped in plastic or vinyl and steamed for several hours. As the timber softens the clamps are used to bend and shape the timber to an exact fit to the frames. Bolts and dumps are used to permanently fix the shelf in position. The two beam shelves have beam photographed from the Master’s cabin.

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