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Thread: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

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    The whaler on the opposite side of the river is docked where the S&P Oyster House is now.









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    This is the only one I don't understand. The keel is supported on basically a monorail. I get the building of the ship, but how can it be launched without falling over?





    This makes a full circuit around the scale model. The sign says I am standing where the white horse is along side the ship about to be launched. The ship? The David Crockett.



    Back to the real world. I took a look at Mayflower II.

    The holes are drilled through the old planking to hold the new futtock in place until the ceiling is installed. Then the outer planking can be replaced.

    He will use lag screws to hold it up. You can see the screws already installed on the left.



    Inside, the keelson is almost in place. It's not yet fastened.



    In the barn, another keelson section is ready to go.





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    Work continues above.







    Next week we have a date on Thursday to do our thing. Anne will be back but Wayne's work in Texas will be long and hard. He said he'll be back mid month. We'll see.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Volunteer View Post
    This is the only one I don't understand. The keel is supported on basically a monorail. I get the building of the ship, but how can it be launched without falling over?





    This makes a full circuit around the scale model. The sign says I am standing where the white horse is along side the ship about to be launched. The ship? The David Crockett.





    Having finished the hull, caulked and painted her they build launching ways underneath her.
    If you look closely at the last Davy Crockett model you can see the launch cradle sitting on the launch ways going into the water.
    Smaller boats are bilged over so that the bilge sits on a launch way and the keel sits in a way with a hollow channel in its top.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    September 13, 2017

    Yesterday I chipped paint on the Joseph Conrad. At 135 years old, the iron hull still needs chipping and painting as she did the day she was launched in 1882. Since Wayne is still away, I was working alone. It's fun though because visitors always stop and talk.

    This is the worst of it.



    Located under a stairway it was tough to get to.

    But by the time I was done, I had about four times as much done as shown here. Anywhere rust showed through the paint was my target. When done I sprayed on Ospho. It coverts the rust to a black and hard surface.

    West Marine says this about it.

    A metal treatment that, when applied to rusted surfaces, causes iron oxide (rust) to chemically change to iron phosphate—an inert, hard substance that appears black. Once dry, the treated surface can be overcoated with whatever paint system is desired. (Best results have been achieved with oil-base primers and topcoats. Test a trial sample before overcoating with epoxy or latex-based paint.) Application does not require the removal of light rust, however loose paint, rust scale, dirt, oil, grease and other accumulations should be removed first with a wire brush.



    After lunch I noticed Ryan working on one of the buildings in the village. It was just a routine repair.



    But what this did was, draw my attention to something new. I have walked past the building for eight years now and never looked inside.



    It's a model shop. There was no one there to talk to, but what I found made it obvious what was going on.



    They make the models for the Mystic River Scale Model Exhibit.

    http://stories.mysticseaport.org/mys...model-exhibit/




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    This house is on the river opposite the seaport.





    The building is small with just about enough room for two or three people to work.



    Also on my way back to work, I spotted a visiting yacht.



    No big deal, right? We get lots of boats like this during the year.

    But this is my first helicopter on a boat.





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