The restoration of The Navy Whale Boat, The Defender, is busy with planking at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op.   The cap rails, combing,  and shearline are now complete.  The owner Scott has learned to plank from Project Manager, Pete Rust.  He and his son Tristan are installing upper planks.  Pete is fairing in frames for the garboard, the bottom plank that attaches to the keel.

Navy Whale Boat with shearline completed at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op.

Navy Whale Boat with shearline completed at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op.

 

Navy Whale Boat with cap rails and combing complete.

Navy Whale Boat with cap rails and combing complete.

 

Navy Whale Boat is tilted on one side while Pete fairs frames for the garboard plank.

Navy Whale Boat is tilted on one side while Pete fairs frames for the garboard plank.