Peapod Gets Some Love

The barn is abuzz with winter projects.  While Louis and Chives prep and sand and scrape and fill, Capt. is  busy repairing the peapod.   A couple of summers ago she received some structural damage to her mid-section and while she has held up fairly well under the strain, it was time to address her needs.  

We carry this sweet little row boat on our davits and lower her all summer long for those who want to do a little harbor exploring or catch a bit of exercise to work off Annie’s meals, so she’s pretty important to our summer operations.  In addition, she’s a  Jimmy Steele design, one of the many built by the famous boat builder.  We are lucky to have such a special little vessel and we are happy to be taking good care of her.  

Here’s a little photo journal of the work and care she’s receiving.

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Sistering a couple of frames and shoring up some planking

 

 

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Hey, is that the home stove? And the teapot? Capt. is using both to steam a couple of frames.

 

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Don’t steam the cookbooks! Ahhhh!

 

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Gluing and clamping everything together

 

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Now we wait

 

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The final product – strong and beautiful

 

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And then we add some pretty hardware so she can take us on many more rows this summer.

 

Photos by Captain Jon Finger

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