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Stern planking removed ....

Planking at the stern has been removed so that frames can be inspected then repaired or replaced. 32 more words

Alma Doepel

Frames and more frames ....

Shed 2 has become a frame factory – the shipwrights and volunteers have been concentrating on finishing the framing of the hull so that can recommence with all frames in place and fully contoured for the desired hull shape. 134 more words

Alma Doepel

Star of India sail crew prepares for history!

The Star of India, built in 1863, the oldest active sailing ship in the world and oldest iron-hulled merchant ship afloat, will once again take to the Pacific Ocean in November! 151 more words

The Falls of Clyde’s Layered History

To a writer, looking for fresh inspiration when creating historical fiction is an ongoing job. At times one can just trip over a great tale, but most often a story requires digging. 431 more words

Keel bolts and frames ....

Further planing of the bow frames continues to ensure that the shape of the planking is correct.

After the shipwrights have removed frames, volunteers remove any exposed metal objects ( bolts, dumps, nails etc.) and fill any holes with dowel and glue and finally paint the timber. 54 more words

Alma Doepel

Frame production ....

As the old frames are assessed for replacement or repair the demand for new frames or frame sections to be made is increasing.  The result is that the shipwrights now have 6 frames on the barge ready for fixing to the hull and another 4 in different stages of production in the shed. 55 more words

Alma Doepel