Monday, January 11, 2016

Attaching the clamps to the clinker

Note: This post continues from earlier Planking and clamping

The building of the lighter, the latest addition to Norfolk Island’s fleet continues. Lighters are used to transfer our sea cargo from ship to shore. As 99% of Norfolk Island’s cargo is imported by sea, the serviceability of the lighters is very important. With the loss of lighter No 11 in December 2014, this replacement is paramount.
Attaching the steaming hot plank (clinker) and holding it in place
Joining and nailing the clinker in place
Attaching the clamps

Final check to ensure a meticulous fit 
 Regular posts on the building of the lighter will be uploaded to this blog.

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