Garboard plank is gone

Delaware’s garboard planks, both port and starboard, have been removed. The fasteners varied from newer stainless steel frearson heads to flat headed silicone bronze screws. Most of the fasteners came free easily and our Sawzall was used sparingly. Now that we have access to the butt-ends of the frames we can decide on which frames to replace and how they will tie into the keel timber as we continue the restoration. Stay tuned to the next episode to see how much muck we can power-wash out of Delaware’s bilge…

-Zachary Haroth

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