Tuesday Group Report (January 23rd)

posted Jan 24, 2018, 3:48 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 5:11 AM ]
Pictures and story from Graham Wright. 

Gretchen: The interior painting  finished and most of the outside has two coats of undercoat. 
The hatches and some of the cabin items are ready for painting and the hand rails and slides for varnishing. 
It's been a long time coming but it's getting closer to going back in the water. 

Flathead: After months of scraping and filling cracks with new timber, replacing some rotting timber and making a new knee for the bow, work has progressed. 
New timber is being prepared to support the keel and some of the original timber has been restored while marine silicon is being applied between the planks. 

The Flying Fifteen: With all hands on deck it has been stripped of all the deck equipment  and rudder and was finally lifted off the very heavy keel making it a lot easier to work on
There is slight damage which needs attention and a lot of cleaning between the ribs. The old canvas decking has been removed and the plywood deck is in excellent condition.
This is a rare version of a Flying Fifteen and so it will be restored to it's former glory.