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Coronet’s transom

Posted By on November 10, 2012

Man, it’s been a long time since I’ve managed to get an update in.  My apologies to all.  Expect more frequent updates in the future!

One of the biggest changes over the summer has been the installation of Coronet’s transom. By June, Eric had completed the framework and hoisted it up to check the fit.

The structure is massive once you get close to it.

Here’s the view from just forward of the transom looking aft. The diagonal bracing is temporary.

After the fit was confirmed, the frame was brought down to the shop floor for planking.

Bob had carved Cornet’s name in one of the mahogany transom planks a while earlier.

The frame was then double planked with a mahogany outer layer.

The name plank was located first, and then the remainder of the outer planking built around it.

The final assembly was painted and ready for installation in July.

and up she goes.


4 Responses to “Coronet’s transom”

  1. Tim Murray says:

    Let me be the first to comment– Thanks, Tom, for getting this up at last, and what a beautiful sight that transom is. Class-A work. Included on the day of installation were several of Bob McNeil’s replicated skylights, placed roughly in their future position on deck as a preview of coming attractions. Quite a ceremony accompanied the whole thing, and I was fortunate to have been there. I look forward to more frequent updates!

    Tim Murray

  2. It is truly great to see how the Coronet is coming together. I hope to be allowed to stand on her deck the next time I come to Newport. You may have started laying the deck by the end of next summer. I was there last in, I believe October, 2011. I have also had several visits in 2009 and 2010, each time I’ve been astonished by the transformation. Taking her to bits, adding material and rebuilding.
    The transom looks great and I can’t wait to see decks and sides on her. That she will look amazing when she is finished, I have doubt in my mind. Maybe even more so, than when she was new!

    Long may her big jib draw!


  3. Tom Daniels says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Trond. She really is a special boat, and I hope you get to board her as well.

  4. Tom Daniels says:

    Thanks Tim, I’ll do my best to keep the updates more regular!

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