Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Last Minute Details

Today is the third to the last day. Jared, Colby, Dusan, and Ormen worked on the oars. Wesley, John, Cody and Justin worked on tying the mast to Will’s car, which will be taken to the Freight Shed. Kate and Seamus worked on gluing the attachments to the lee boards. Dylan worked on the rudder and Will helped. Patti Irish and Mary Chapin work on figuring out the permission slips for us to go the the Freight Shed on Friday and Tuesday and details for the summer project. Shelby and I worked on taking pictures and video. I think that’s everyone. We worked on cleaning up and moving out also. On Friday, we will be moving the shallop and rigging to the Freight Shed.
Rigging and Video Student,
Kelsey Brick

Monday, June 6, 2011

Rudder, Lee Boards and Rigging the Mast

Today we took the rudder and chiseled out slots for pieces so that it could be connected to the shallop. Then we put holes in the lee boards so that we pull them in and out of the water. We filled the holes with epoxy so the bolts would not loosen. Others worked on the oars. Jon wrapped a foot section of the mast with rope. A lot of rigging on the mast has been done.
Student Shipbuilder,
Dylan Crowell

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Today we drilled some holes in the boat for the pegs. The pegs are the handles that we hold on to in case we roll over. I put little wood pieces on the spar, which hold the rope on the spar. Next class, we are going to rig the boat up and put the mast in the mast step.
Rigging Student,
Jon Brooks