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S/V Laura Ellen
01-04-2008, 12:01 AM
The repairs to Laura Ellen are progressing now that she is in the new shop.

The penultimate plank has been installed on the port side. The top plank will be installed after the deck hardware has been installed.

http://www.aylard.ca/images/port%20side%20penultimate%20plank.jpg

The transom planking is now installed.
http://www.aylard.ca/images/transom%20planking.jpg

One of Laura Ellen's stable mates.
http://www.aylard.ca/images/Cruiser.jpg

StevenBauer
01-04-2008, 01:25 AM
Nice transom! And good news about progress. She looks great in that first pic. :)


Steven

P.L.Lenihan
01-04-2008, 02:49 AM
Impressive restoration work Allan! Not familiar with what work has been done so far so forgive me if this has already been asked before;
it appears the port side has had all its planks replaced while the starboard side has all its planks removed.Has this caused the hull to twist out of true or have other measures been taken to prevent this from happening? Have new ribs and frames been added or just sistered to the existing ones? Is that Honduras mahogany used for her planks? Have or will other structural bits be replaced like the stem,horn timbers etc or have these been found to be sound? and finally, are you doing this work alone or working with another?

Big job for sure but man oh man she is going to be a treat for the eyes when re-launched!! Continued success one her and tons of encouragement from here :)

Peter

Concordia...41
01-04-2008, 04:29 AM
Allan - Your transom looks mighty fine. ;)

S/V Laura Ellen
01-04-2008, 08:54 AM
Allan - Your transom looks mighty fine. ;)

Yes, thanks, that's what the ladies say!

Oh, you mean Laura Ellen's transom!:D

Lew Barrett
01-04-2008, 10:16 AM
Nice!

S/V Laura Ellen
01-04-2008, 10:42 AM
Not familiar with what work has been done so far so forgive me if this has already been asked before;
it appears the port side has had all its planks replaced while the starboard side has all its planks removed.Has this caused the hull to twist out of true or have other measures been taken to prevent this from happening? Have new ribs and frames been added or just sistered to the existing ones? Is that Honduras mahogany used for her planks? Have or will other structural bits be replaced like the stem,horn timbers etc or have these been found to be sound? and finally, are you doing this work alone or working with another?
Peter

Has this caused the hull to twist out of true or have other measures been taken to prevent this from happening? The planking was left on the starboard side until the port side was nearly complete. Then the planking was removed, frames/ribs fixed and planking installed on the starboard side starting at the bow and working to the stern. The same process was used for the port side. In this way the rigidity of the hull was maintained. In some cases we has to put some pressure on the hull (cables and come-alongs) to keep the hull from racking.

We are using selected cuts of African Mohogany (fastened with silicon bronze screws), Honduras Mahogany is too hard to come by when it is required. The frames/ribs have either been replaced as required. The remaining original frames/ribs were sistered in the areas that the others were cracked.

The stem and horn timber are in good shape so they will not be replaced. In fact the planking would have been in good shape if not for an advanced case of iron sickness. The floors have been replaced and the floor to rib bolts have been changed from steel to silicon bronze.

To give credit where credit is due, the bulk of work is being done as fill in work by Done-Rite Restorations (http://www.done-rite.ca). I am putting some of my effort into the project in order to cut down on the costs.