Friday, 4 April 2014

Before the Mast

Before I took things out of the bow section of the boat, there was a portapotti (under which were the lead printing plates), then the mast, then a hand-pump pressure tank for water, plus a couple of 5-gallon plastic cubes with handles. A hose came aboard from a through-hull below the rub rail on the starboard bow, to feed water into one of the cubes.

Needless to say, I could not get a good look forward with all this stuff in the way. Here's how the bow looks now:

Looking up:

This shows where the screws for the bow cleat came through the king plank:

The mast seems unsupported at deck level:

The bow carvings were pegged onto the hull. There didn't seem to be any glue. Now I see daylight through two of the holes:

These are going to be filled and will be covered by the glass tape that will go on over the sheer.

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