56 foot Schooner transom replacement #2: Here's a look at the project

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Blog entry by Scotach posted 07-11-2008 08:36 AM 1379 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Have form...will bend Part 2 of 56 foot Schooner transom replacement series Part 3: Hauling out - the fun begins »

The boat hauled out today and is now on the hard. Just prior to the boat leaving the water, we had a chance to get on board and peek around and see what’s ahead of us. Then right at 12:30 pm the travel lift pulled her up and out. We sprayed her bottom off, and then she was moved to her new home for the next several weeks. We got to work at about 1:30 surveying the boat, outside and in to see how to best approach the wrecking out of the the old transom, and to see if there are any other places of the boat that may need attention.

And as with any old wooden boat, there were plenty of those problem places. The scope of work just may change in a few days depending on the condition of wood around, under and just forward of the transom. So, since it’s late and I’m tired. I’m only going to post one picture tonight. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be able to update with more photos.

(FYI- I did photoshop this photo, but only to remove the boats name from the transom, and I chopped my poor friends head off as well)
the transom

-- Brian S. --- "If you’ve worked on the building of a boat, it belongs to you the rest of your life." -Bob Prothero

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Callum Kendall

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#1 posted 07-11-2008 10:22 AM

Nice project!

Thanks for the post


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#2 posted 07-11-2008 12:35 PM

Are you able to provide us wit more info on her? Is she an Adkin. year built, etc? (My special shade of green from the envy must be showing through about now…)

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#3 posted 07-11-2008 10:51 PM

I can see the individual boards on the transom. So now I can visualize what you are going to do,

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#4 posted 07-12-2008 04:18 AM

Vessel info:

year built – 1931, California
Length – 56’
beam – unsure at this point
type- topsail schooner
Mainmast – 75+ feet, foremast approx 60 feet?
At this point, I’m unsure of her planking and frames. But I will find this out.

-- Brian S. --- "If you’ve worked on the building of a boat, it belongs to you the rest of your life." -Bob Prothero

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#5 posted 07-13-2008 04:31 AM

Awesome! I can’t wait to see how this turns out….

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