Reefing the seams today on Dorothy’s port side. Bit by bit, inch by inch, the caulking is being pried out.
Tony Grove is working with David Baker today and tomorrow. David had owned Dorothy in the 1980s and is working in some areas around planks that he himself installed.
Together they are uncovering some surprising materials used to pay her seams over the years. In some cases, the caulking material hasn’t been touched at all, meaning it’s original, and 116 years old.
Quite something to see!