New rudder blade …
… of fine proportion.
Bruce Askew’s cast bronze pintle.
Recess for strap.
Lockers fitted.
Port locker including fiddled half-depth shelf.
Original chainplates (including half-round sections to continue hull mouldings) located in position.
Mast position just aft of blank and forward chainplate. Hull/deck intersection glass-reinforced.
Mast position located directly above floor, at aft end of mast step plinth.
Ringframe pattern co-located with mast and forward chainplate position (mast step removed for ringframe’s construction).
Stem reinforced in position for dolphin-striker bobstay tang.
Courtesy of the 1904 Charles Bailey Jr Ngatira‘s Steve Horsley (thanks Steve!), patterns for casting (from left to right) the bowsprit’s whisker stay supports and dolphin-striker, deck padeyes, mast stay thumb cleats, and bowsprit cranse iron (Bruce Askew’s cast version (shown) deemed too tapered to maintain desirable bulk).


Ballast form sent to foundry for lead casting; fitting new deadwood of Alaskan yellow cedar; inserting pintle at bottom of sternpost; forming rudder blank; constructing port and starboard lockers, picking up bottom scribing line from located stringer, one with internal shelf, with doors to match companionway/enginebox panels.

Showing temporary props.
Locker door (x 4).

Counter, and glassing

Cosmetic augmentation of counter, thrown off by original stringers’ imperfect alignment (compare prior posts’ photographs of counter). Hull coated with two layers of 420 g double bias fibreglass with peel ply. Preparatory realignment of cove line. (Meanwhile, unseen, second, third, and fourth revisions of sailplan (for vertical-cut main and stay sails, and mitre-cut jib and topsail), and deck layout, spars, and rigging plans development.)