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Dory Update

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The frames, transom, transverse cleats and stem are epoxied to the bottom and the skeleton is ready for the hull planking. The long dark batten held on with clamps is a tick stick showing what will be the top line of the bottom-most plank (the garboard) with the plank widths marked off at each station.

The previously mentioned dory project is in full swing. Tony Souza and some volunteers are building two more and things are going well. If you can’t physically volunteer, donations are welcome.

Here is an update from Tony:

The first dory (of the two) has been framed and is ready for planking. The next phase of the dory project will be to size and plane the spruce from Nova Scotia to be used for planking. Tentative arrangements have been made with Marcus to use the planer at his place. If other volunteers are available you would be welcome to join the ‘lift and push gang’. This will be done after Labor Day on a date convenient to Marcus. Other tasks include cutting scarf joints on the 18mm plywood floor panels for the next dory; scrape around epoxy joints; fashion mast steps; scrounge pine for thwarts; scrounge white oak for gunwales and rail caps; scrounge money for oar locks; scrounge money for paint; scrounge money for glass cloth and epoxy.

See comment above about donations!!!

If any of the above are foreign terms to you…come on out and volunteer and become fluent in boat building terms.

—From Al Ponessa

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