Fred, Rowan and I are back from the cool waters of Maine sailing and are now melting in the Florida heat. Captain Fred has begun his first yard project, and I get to work in air conditioning. The Lily cover structure, which we make with tarps, pvc, and 2x4s held up well for the last couple months. The structure is great for not only protecting the boat, but also allowing us to work through most weather conditions.
I hope Fred gets to do some of his own posts for his wooden boat construction/maintenance, but for now I will post occasional updates. Right now, he is working on deck, removing and replacing quite a bit of decking on the bow and amidships. The process of removing planks is often the most time consuming as their are rusty nails and tar that are sometimes difficult to remove. We use yellow pine, most likely from northern Florida, for the deck, and caulk and oil for protection.