Pouring Pitch

Posted: March 17, 2017 4:02 pm

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The crew is celebrating with a traditional dinner (shoutout to Pip for taking on the daunting task of cooking enough corned beef and cabbage rolls for a bunch of sailors), but before that, we have the usual laundry list of work: more serving and seizing down in the rig shop, dressing yards in spar alley, and doing the final fittings on the starboard fore channel before it’s fastened in place. On deck, we’re melting and pouring roofing tar into the seams of the new foredeck planking. Once that’s finished, the foredeck will be sealed up, and we’ll be able to take the forward part of the winter cover off and put the bowsprit and foremast back in.

As always, if you want to see what we’ve been up to, drop by for our weekly work party tomorrow! Muster will be at 0830, as always–no matter how late you’re out celebrating.

Amy standing by the foredeck, waiting for a cauldron of pitch to heat

 

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