So Straight back to fixing the frames.
After having received the copper nails, first job was to put them in, and set the roves ready for riveting. This was quite hard nailing copper through oak, even with a pilot hole, I had to get a much bigger hammer, and then be very careful as giving them hard whacks its very easy to bend them!
|Pics of nails with roves|
|Frame 13 all glued|
|Frame 12 ready for template|
I have now ordered the wood for the planking repairs. Jeff and Morgan from the wood shop are organizing that for me, they have sourced some Fir, 8"x1-1/2"x16 feet. I think its 5 of these should do the trick. 2 of these will replace both Garboard planks, I've had a lot of trouble with them leaking, and have found the cause I think. Through bolts broken, and the fact they had been nailed on using round brass nails instead of screws. With a bit of luck they shouldn't leak again.
So the Saga continues with more similar pics coming.
PS arn't the pics really good?! I do like this camera a lot.