Everyone knows that money is the lifeblood of politics, and that those
with more of it have a bigger influence on our national political
economy than those who don’t. But how are our representatives doing?
Who is bankrolling their campaigns? I build a webapp, from soup to
nuts, to find out.
In order to access the forefoot, we had to remove eight courses of
planking at their leading edges - where the forwardmost points of the
planks attach to the spine of the boat. Here, we splice and install
new mahogany to replace these key bits.
The forefoot is an essential piece of Ariadne’s structural timber - a
14’ long section of her backbone. The forefoot was totally shot - full
of splits and dry rot; it could be pierced all the way through with a
knife at multiple points along its length.
After getting Ariadne into her new home, we decided to first embark on
replacing a few of her floor timbers. The floor timbers are essential
structural members that tie the backbone to the rest of the boat.