Mason Bay

The rebirth and conversion of a New Zealand fishing boat-and maybe her further adventures. Other boats and observations will happen from time to time.....

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Now there are 4 deck beams in place -only the aft most one fixed in place -the rest are ready to be fastened in with copper bolts at each end.We are moving from aft forward, and when we get to the engineroom bulkhead we will lay the 18mm ply deck and slide the wheelhouse aft to let us work on the deck beams over the engineroom-----thats the plan!

The aftmost one has had 2 new ends scarfed on.The next 2 spotty ones are original with the remains if the steel nails I could not remove,punched and all holes filled.The one just near our temp anti-spredding beam is a totally new pilularis beam,glued up using the bend of some old leftover decking for the house-the camber matched pretty closely.Later all beams will be dressed of so that the cambers match.

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