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Keel bolts and frames ….

September 18, 2018

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Further planing of the bow frames continues to ensure that the shape of the planking is correct.

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After the shipwrights have removed frames, volunteers remove any exposed metal objects ( bolts, dumps, nails etc.) and fill any holes with dowel and glue and finally paint the timber. This means that the section of hull is ready for the new or repaired frame to be attached.

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As frames are removed the keel bolts are exposed. As previously shown these bolts will have frames covering them and they need to be protected from corrosion. Volunteers clean the bolts then prime and paint them.

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