Winter is not the best time to be repairing a shipwrecked sailboat in the Pacific Northwest but my sailing buddy and fellow boatbuilder Michael has been plugging away whenever the weather and his other commitments would allow.
When I last checked in we had got the big hull damage closed up and there were just a few small holes left.
I am pleased to report that she is now all sealed up and pretty much ready for paint both inside and out. The paint, on the outside at least, will have to wait for better weather in the spring but with a heater inside there is a chance to make a little more progress there. The pictures show the outside of the hull “boarded up” and mostly ‘glassed except for a few keel areas that need to dry out a little more. The last photo shows the inside with all the broken accomodation elements restored to their former (structural at least) glory.
A little paint and she will be as good as new and as I have said before that was very good indeed to enable her to survive this disaster.
Congratulations Michael and Heather on all your successful hard work. I look forward to sailing with you in the spring.
Thanks for looking in,
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/