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Restoration of a Fish boat on the property. This boat is a 1949 double ender west coast fishing boat 32 ft long 10 ft beam cedar on oak being restored and converted to a cruising boat by Paul McManus.
Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration

 

Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration
Removing the concrete from the aft end bilge.
 
Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration
Aft end starboard planking that is in bad shape, planning out the repairs.
 
Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration
Removing old planking.
 
Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration
Spilling plank shape for making new replacement in the future.
 
Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration
A bunch of planks taken off and exposing all the frames that are going to be replaced.
 
Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration
I am waiting in the boat for Paul, the boat owner, to bring me a steamed frame that will be installed.
 
Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration
All new frames in the back starboard side.
 
Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration

Fitting a new plank.

 
Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration
Almost finished the aft star planking, improvised clamping system to bring in the shutter plank.
 
Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration
Starting on the port side aft, most planks are coming out but a few that are left in so as to keep the shape while new frames go in.
 
Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration
Cooking a few potatoes in the steam box for lunch.
 
Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration
Having to move fast with a freshly steamed white oak frame, and getting some help from Cliff Rob.
 
Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration
All new frames installed on the starboard side, they are painted with a black Ace of spades.
 
Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration
Starting to install new planking.
 
Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration
Laying out spilling pattern on cedar board for new plank.
 
Tony Grove: Fishboat Restoration
Bunch of new planking installed on the port side.
 
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