GloryBe Restoration
Marina Fire

We milled frames from green bending oak to 1 1/2" X 1 1/2", steamed them for about an hour and a half, and then drove and clamped them in place. It was important to work efficiently so they got in before they lost the flexibility the steam box gave them. In most cases the new frame sits next to the old frame ("sistering").

Using staging to drive the frames from above while someone in the boat and outside the boat is guiding and clamping as it moves down.


Driving the steamed frames into position..


A frame going in mid-ships.


New frames sit next to the old frames. ("Sistering")


You can see the number of new frames which went in the boat. About 80 new frames altogether!


The old planks needed to be fastened to the new frames after they went in.


Some of the old frames had holes in them. We put plugs into the smaller holes and epoxy into the larger ones.