During these hot still days the Crocketteers have been hard at work on the toe rails. John shaped them in the boatshop, and he, Fred, Johnny and Gordon have been installing them on the boat. John has finally had time to take a few pictures.
Here they have built up the bulwarks at the bow of the boat.
The bulwarks are shaped back into the toe rail.
And then the bulwarks are faired (shaped and smoothed).
Holes for the hawse pipes have been cut in the bow.
The crew has had to time the painting of the new work when it isn’t so hot that paint dries on the brush.
While the rest of the Crocketteers have been sweltering outside in the sun (but with an occasional breeze) Chuck has been baking in the pilot house, making electrical spaghetti (with a fan!). The newly installed electrical panels look good … but behind the scenes … he’s still got some work to do!
The new overhead light in the wheelhouse looks great!
And at the end of the day, John has taken a moment to admire the reflection of the F.D. Crockett at the museum dock.
Originally published by Vera England on 1 July 2010. Published on WordPress after The Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park moved from http://deltavilleva.com/museumpark/ to http://deltavillemuseum.com/