Category Archives: NS Sea School

Dorethea Update

Work has been progressing on the restoration to the Dorothea. Dorethea has a new Transom, and the interior is scheduled to be painted this Saturday. Volunteers are needed for this, so feel free to stop by.

Here arre some photos of the work that has been going on.
(Below) the new transom

 (above) the new transome form the inside. (Below) Some panks near the rail were damaged and in need of replacement.

(Above) Prepairing a replacement plank for the other side
(below)The inside ready for paint

(Below) Screwholes have been epoxied and plugged with wood.

Steaming Ribs with the Nova Scotia Sea School

Yesterday morning was spent with the Nova Scotia Sea School Steam bending and installing replacement ribs for their boat Dorothea. Here is how it was done.

1. Mariniate the ribs in the harbour overnight. Then Steam for 1.5 hours. Remove and pre-bend the rib. (Above) Then, Pas the rib to the crew in the Boat, and bang on it until it conforms (Bellow)

(Above) Use your feet to bend it into shape to fit the hull (Below) work it into the rabbit along the keel

(Above) Screw the rib in from the outside, to preserve the bend (They will go back and secure it all the way during the week)

(Above) Done for today – 11 ribs replaced in a morning.

Replacing Ribs with the Nova Scotia Sea School

Tomorow Morning I will be taking part in a workshop put on by the Nova Scotia Sea School, on Steam Bending at the Maritime Museaum of the Atlantic. Thier Yawl Dorothea was built in 1994, and is now in need of some TLC, Including replacing various timbers. The work shop will focus on replacing ribs. I plan to take photos, and have a post on that, But heres a video produced by the Sea School on their Boat.

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