Thursday, April 28, 2011

Winter Work: Starting to Put Her Back Together

Progress on the boat 3/28/11 through 4/10/11
Fourteen weeks in.

Patching and cleaning up sheer strake continues – we use it as a filler job – in between doing other things.

Luke shaping pins to fill old fastener holes in transom framing
Frames are pinned, ready for planking
New end of bottom transom plank finally glued up
Next plank up on transom gets new end glue up as well
This shows both planks with new ends installed
Chris and Luke cutting back plywood deck edge to install hardwood edge
Deck edge cut - detail
Luke shaping and fairing the repairs to side deck faces
Chris and his brother Jimmy glue first piece of hardwood edge on deck at transom

At this point anyone and everyone who knows Chris should be concerned about being forced to work on this job. 
My advice - leave town before he calls. 
No one is safe or exempt.

Except Chris’s sidekick, Toby. He refuses to help in any way...

Thursday, April 07, 2011

EPA Award for John Lipscomb

We learned this week that our very own John Lipscomb has been chosen as a recipient of the 2011 Environmental Quality Award.

This award is given out each year by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 office to a select group of individuals and organizations “who have contributed significantly to improving the environment during the prior year.”

John has been improving the environment in the Hudson Valley for the past 10 years, and we hope for many more to come!

John with community leaders out on the river
Sampling Sparkill Creek with students
Sharing river stories with R.O.A.R. members

On patrol
Congratulations John!