The final 2 yards were raised on Matthew Turner today!
Photos: Rich Schaper took a stunning shot of MT from his boat. Noah spend hours aloft rigging the course yard. Dan Higgins was busy last night, making the largest soft shackles any of us had ever seen!
This week at the Tall Ship tent and workshop: rigging and fittings work progresses steadily, relaxation during daily crew lunch, some education with a great presentation on climate change in the arctic by David Thoreson, and Brad Bergman is loaning us a sewing machine, in anticipation of canvas work for Matthew Turner's interior and exterior.
Here is a direct link to the archive of a radio broadcast, 1 hour all about Matthew Turner and Call of the Sea's educational programs. Thank you Annarose Leff for featuring Matthew Turner! https://soundcloud.com/kzsc/kzsc-transformation-highway-1418
Come look inside Matthew Turner to see the work down below in the engine room. Steve Maiero is installing the batter housing, and Alan is showing the Coast Guard inspectors the work. Raw water filter and plumbing parts are ready for installation.
Today's work on Matthew Turner's yards and main staysail boom. Dan Higgins with one of the yokes he has welded. The four long pieces on the sawhorse are the spreaders. He is also working with Newcomb Barger on the gooseneck fitting for the main staysail boom.