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When the bow breaks…

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We noticed that the keel at the bow was slightly skewed towards the port side so, before we attached any more planks, it was decided that we’d try to correct it. We steamed it for an hour or so and then attached a chain and winch and bent it straight and true~

Alyn removing the bow brace in preparation for steaming

Alyn removing the bow brace in preparation for steaming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clay, Alyn and Maury preparing the "pull"

Clay, Alyn and Maury preparing the “pull”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gordon and Clay (on ladders) and Maury, Alyn and John inspecting the progress.

Gordon and Clay (on ladders) and Maury, Alyn and John inspecting the progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clay "squeezing" the bow to starboard.

Clay “squeezing” the bow to starboard.

 


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