The restoration of the Navy Whale Boat  is an amazing transformation to watch at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op.  Pete Rust has installed the shear strake, the blocking and the bulkheads.  The vessel’s owner and his son, Tristan, come often to work on the boat themselves.  Here are photographs of recent construction in November.

Pete Rust completed the shear strake for the Navy Whale Boat at the Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op.

Pete Rust completed the shear strake for the Navy Whale Boat at the Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op.

The blocking is completed.

The blocking is completed.

The new bulkheads.

The new bulkheads.

The shear strake and the stern stem.

The shear strake and the stern stem.