My father just send me this great overview of the different types of sailing ships 💙 The 1800’s were the golden age for tall ships and large harbor cities would have been full of them. Just imagine what a sight these harbors must have been! Ships of all shapes and sizes going in and out of harbor; sailors, traders, travellers and dock workers running around; noises and smells in the air!
Some photos of working on the new teak handrails for Sea Wind. The original exterior handrails had matching ones on the cabin ceiling. They were through bolted to each other sandwiching the cabin top between them. There were 20 exterior teak plugs and 20 interior. I didn’t really like this because of the exterior plugs eventually leaking water through them and into the boat. I decided to use 1/4” stainless hanger bolts screwed into the exterior hand rails. Hanger bolts have a wood screw thread on one end and a machine screw thread on the other. They will be pushed down through the holes in the cabin and then the interior handrails will have teak plugs to cover the holes drilled with a forstner bit for the washer and nut. Not a very traditional way of doing something like this but I think this fastening will be very strong. #alliedseawind32