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Luna undergoes major rehab in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

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Deck Beam Scarfs on Deck: These deck beam ends have been repaired by scarfing new yellow pine ends onto them, with diagonal interfaces. The deckhouse is to the right, and the stanchions are along the side of the hull to the left of this photo. (April 19th)  


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Planking in the Yard: Freshly cut planks awaiting steaming and installation on the Luna. This white pine was cut in New York, milled to thickness in western Massachusetts, and cut to width at the shipyard. It is airing out on a sunny day. (April 19th)



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Steam Box: This long wooden box is used to steam planking prior to bending it into shape for installation on the frames. The box is about 25 feet long, and was made from a shipping crate that carried shafting for a US Coast Guard cutter. Inside it, old roofing material from the Luna's hull wrap was placed to help hold the steam in. A steel pipe with holes runs along its length. The pipe is connected to a steam generator. The general guideline is to steam planking about one hour per inch of thickness, so the typical 3-inch plank is placed in the box for 3 hours. Steaming is also used to reduce the moisture content of wood, because the heat removes excess moisture. (April 19th)


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New Planking and Covering Board: Here is a large segment of new planking, along with the covering board running above, at the gunwale of the Luna's hull. The planking will end just below the covering board. The top run of planking ends on a frame, which can be seen. The covering board fits over the stanchions and is slid down to main deck level. (May 25th)


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Planking Butt Detail: The end of one plank and the beginning of another is a butt. It lands on a frame for strength and it is secured with trunnels and galvanized spikes driven into the frame top timber and stancion. The spikes are set in holes that will be closed with plugs to reduce direct salt water ingress. (May 25th)


 

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