Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The seams are now all cleaned out and let the fun begin getting the old screws and nails out of the plank ends

The port side is not as bad as the starboard side, but there are a few nails that need to come out as well as a few screws that need replacing with new bronze screws.

The starboard side is in need of some serious work as the plank ends are in a poor condition and will need some work to make them good.

Here is a close up photo of the problem, the screws and nails have either broken off in the planks or sub standard one have been fitted and in some cases a mixture of iron nails and brass screws.  
An even more close up photo showing the problem

Also some work needed at the other end with a few small cracks in the transom 

both on the starboard and port sides.