16 Feb 16:
Skipper cut out the 3/8 inch cypress plugs.
The plug cutter did a good job at cutting about a 1/2 inch plug. So the system that we found worked for us was to put 1/2 a glued plug in from below, drop some glue in the hole and push the other 1/2 in from the top. We could probably find 1 inch cypress plugs somewhere but we like the local cypress.
Filed off the top of the plug and sanded flush with 100 grit. Stole the Skipper's tiny dustpan.
Trimming out the rotted crossmember at frame 16.
Epoxy and screws to attach the new piece to the 19th Century crossmember. It can now share the load with the forward crossmember that was sistered sometime in the 20th Century.
Port side frame 16 ready for action. We will trim it once the planks are hung.
Old frame will be retired.
Pondering frames 14, 12 and 10.
FMI: "Barabshela" a Rowboat of Captain Thomas Leathers' Design for Ms. Winnie Davis