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Luna undergoes major rehab in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Click each picture for a fullsize view. (Some may take longer to display.)    Oct. 2001
 

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Starboard Side Afloat - The Luna is seen in early October, with its bulwark structures taking form. The lower bulwark covering of white cedar with the champehered openings can be seen. The upper course of the bulwark, the caprails, and the hull guards are not yet installed.


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Stembitt - The upper end of the apron at the stem has been shaped into the stem bitt, also known as the riding bitt. The caprail and riding rail will rise above the stancions to provide a transition.



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Fitting the Caprail - A large section of the curved caprail is being installed on the counter stern waist. This is white oak, 12 inches wide and 4 inches thick. The transition from the solid stern counter to the stanchions can be seen by the knee of the shipwright on the left.


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Bulwark Structure at the Bow - The stanchions, upper longitudinal stringers, and fender baiter can be seen. The red and gray covering board through which the stanchions pass is visible on the deck and the heavy king planks can be seen on the right side, forming the deck on the centerline.


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Early Stern Counter Structure - The first course of solid white oak is seen shaped to form the first of three courses at the stern. The upper rudder bearing and emergency tiller on the rudder stock.


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Quarter Bitts - The four sets of quarter bitts along the bulwarks were blasted and repainted and one cracked set was repaired with a new base plate and welding. The caprail fits around the vertical bitts in a graceful sweep.

 

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