On Wednesday the 15th, John and Alexander, later joined by Sam Turner identified and trimmed a number of curved live oak limbs to make ribs for the Chalupa. We used patterns from the lofting table at John’s shop to determing which curved limbs would be suitable
Out at the wood lot inspecting timber for the Chalupa Frames
Early in February John and Alexander went out to a wood lot to inspect the live oak timber available for our use a framing material for the Chalupa
On February 1st, we called on our over 90 potential volunteers to meet with us at the Saint Auguatine Yacht Club, to learn more about the Foundation and its Projects. We had a wonderful time and many of the interested people join the Foundation as members.
John and Alexander continue to install the posts for the boatshed walls. We now have what John Stavely aptly named the “Woodhenge”.
On Wednesday January 4th, John and Alexander set up three more of the sidewall poles. As we
became more familiar with the technique of using the gin-poles as a lifting device, our efficiency improved considerably. The first pole took 2 hours to do, the last pole took 1/2 hr.
See details in the following photos.
Working with a combination of old and new technologies, John Lubbehusen, our boatwright, and Alexander Cameron, project manager and hole digger, have begun placing the side poles for the Astillero Boatshed.
Thanks to the generosity of the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park, our host and main supporter, K & S Tree Service moved the poles for the Boatshed
to the site
We had an information table at the First America event at Flagler Auditorium on December 7. The program included a presentation by Dr. Sam Turner on our progress at the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park. At our table we had a fine quality half-hull of the Chalupa done by our boat-wright, John Lubbehusen.
In order to begin digging the holes for the posts that will support the thatched roof of the boatshed, we must insure ourselves that we are not disturbing significant archeological evidence on this site which has been occupied for thousands of years. In the photo Dr. Sam Turner is searching for this evidence