Hazel’s Progress Report

Chris has submitted yet another report this time covering the work done during the winter this brings us almost entirely up to date apart from telling you about the painstaking process of spiking up every bottom board to the garboard strakes, when you have around 90 bottom boards and each one needs two long square nails at 10mm in diameter driving up through three inches of greenheart bottom boards and then through roughly 9 inches of oak it isn’t a quick easy or fun job and that is not including the oil soaked oakum that needs to be wrapped around the nail heads and sandwiched between the bottom boards and the garboard strakes before driving the nails.

You can find his progress report at http://wcbs.org.uk/?page_id=221