Monthly Archives: November 2009

Deck Beams, Rub Rails and Covering Boards

By June 2008, the Crockett was back in the water at the museum for its next stage of restoration, which included finishing the deck beams and adding rub rails and covering boards. Work appears to be moving slowly, because now … Continue reading

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Finishing the Hull!

In December 2008 the Crockett returned to the railway for its annual haul-out. Its time on the rails was short, for the purpose of repainting, finishing the last details on the hull, and adding through-hull fittings customized for the 6 … Continue reading

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The Whiskey Plank

In April of 2008 the last plank in the stern, or “whiskey plank,” was put in place. Traditionally, the boat builders would have received a bottle of whiskey and their first draw of the payment for the boat when the … Continue reading

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Completion of the Crockett’s Fantail Stern

In January of 2008, the Crockett was taken back to Chesapeake Marine Railway, with patches of plywood showing at the waterline where the planking had not yet been completed.             The old, deteriorated horn timber … Continue reading

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Early Work on the Crockett – Framing, Bow and Planking 2005-2007

The Deltaville Maritime Museum acquired the F.D. Crockett in September of 2005 as a donation from a descendent of one of the original builders.  When the Crockett was towed to the Deltaville Boatyard on Jackson Creek up the bay from Poquoson, even … Continue reading

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