(Retrospective post for Tuesday 16th August 2016)
|Section near right hand front cut out and replaced.|
Basically when "Sickle" was first rescued around a decade ago now, the family restoring her put large amounts of effort, (and money), into replacing the bottom, and quite a lot of plate-work at the rear end, including long sections of side, and the counter and uxter plate, (the bit that sits above the propeller). However whilst they had also thoroughly cleaned and painted steel forwards of this, in fact not a lot of replacement work had been done on the front of the boat. Last year's survey had revealed most of the problems to be in this area, and this would now be the main focus of this programme of works.
Three things in particular were true.....
|New steel let in on right hand side and being pulled in to shape.|
|Repair to right hand side viewed from outside|
|Right hand side shaped, and tacked in place, awaiting full fixing.|