Chesapeake Bay Skipjack
Frank Antes and Gordon, Elbert, and David Gladden work on the starboard side log rail of the Chesapeake Bay Skipjack, Ida May. We fear that bending the salt treated lumber so far will crack the wood in half, and that's just what happens: the board busts, explodes really. We lag and clamp the board to try to bend it, but a whole morning's work goes up with a bang. Also, notice the footage of the barn swallow that lives in the dock next to ours.