Cold is here; we are watching the ice in several locations. stay tuned;
Meanwhile, restoration work on Manhasset continues:
It is amazing how many screws George Buckhout put into the Manhasset; Taking them out 107 years later is no easy feat...
|Here is the cockpit of Manhasset. We are trying to get to the stick that is the backbone. This needs removal.|
|Underside of cockpit. Skeg will be removed. |
This is tongue & groove pine, screwed to the backbone.
|We remove each piece of cockpit bed; this is the bow underside.|
With no ice here in the Hudson Valley, and with the government shutdown in DC, which stymied a plan to set up FDR's Hawk at the FDR site in Poughkeepsie ( as we did 2 years ago), we are turning efforts to begin restoration of the ice yacht Manhassett. Find her story here.
|We plan to take apart the hollow backbone.|
|Hardware is removed - beautiful bronze cleats Buckhout created in Poughkeepsie.|
Bronze mast step is already removed - note the light patch at Doc's elbow.
|Removing oak bungs to get at bronze screws underneath.|
|Some screws came out easily, others not so much...|
|Nose of the backbone.|
|Thanks to club member Jim Kricker for allowing us to use his well appointed wood shop!|
See previous restoration posts from 2 years ago HERE. More to follow....