|Starboard side ready for priming and then paying the seams with red lead putty.|
|The seams are all payed.|
|Charmian on a wet and windy February day in the flooded dry dock. I spent last Monday helping to get her ready to leave the dock. I believe Tommy Neilson is possibly going to be completing the work in Gloucester.|
I think the photos are all pretty self-explanatory so not a lot else to add. There is a bit more work to do to the keel. I am in the process of renewing the sacrificial dead wood aft of the ballast keel (the worm shoe, see my next post for full info on this). There are also a couple of graving pieces to do on the keel and then this can be primed.
Once these jobs are done I shall be moving inside the boat to paint a second coat of primer in the engine bay and cockpit area and then scrape, sand and prime the bilges. I shall then modify the engine bearers in readiness for installing the reconditioned Yanmar 1GM 10. So all is still looking good for an April launch!