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New Foredeck

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The foredeck on Ernestina is coming along. It is made from recycled longleaf yellow pine from old buildings. The deck is 3" thick to give you some idea of the scale. The deckbeams are also new.
Here is a shot of some lodging knees.
The deck is a full 3 inches thick, so that fives you an idea of the scale.

Here is a shot looking aft.

In the meantime, the hull is being caulked.
To his left, you can see the little piece of cotton that marks the end of the cotton. Cotton is used in the bottom of the seam and he is how putting the oakum on the top.

They are building the hatch coamings.