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Replacing the port side rubrails

First step to replacing the rubrails was to whack off the old iron supports that held the wood timbers against the hull.  The rubrails are the “bumpers” along the side of the hull that take most of the abuse of bumps and scrapes.  Only the rubrail on the port side needed replacing.  Someone had replaced [...]
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Grinding The Hull

Here is my lovely wife Christina putting in a day of “sweat equity”. She is using the grinder to grind off some of the old welds on the port side bow where they had attached doubler plates to cover some holes in the hull. You can see some of the deteriorated iron hull in the [...]
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