Monday, February 7, 2011

Slow and Steady Wins the Day - Plank by Plank

Chuck Redman and Geoffrey Richon push a plank

The planking process is long but each day the work progesses well and Harold is pleased with the pace now. There has been a lot of good luck with the steam jenny and steam box and a lot of really capable hands helping out. Today, Harold will get two more planks on before calling it a day. Overall, the snowstorms have abated at least for a few days and with temperatures in the 30s it makes it a lot less hard going. Thanks to Dan Tobyne for his latest, great photographs.
Harold working on the stern

Harold and Geoffrey Richon


Carrying a hot plank

Harold and Zach in the barn

Zach extracting a plank from the steam box


  1. How do you keep water in the steam jenny ?
    I would think a water line would freeze.

    Bill Kelleher

  2. Bill,

    We fill the Jenny once a day from the garden hose which we keep in the celler. I feed it through a small hole and then pull the hose back in to keep it from freezing! It is about a 70 gallon tank given to us by our friend Erik Borden - HAB