Saturday, February 14, 2009

September 2008 - Getting the Important Bits Right

There was a period of a few weeks when all the old oakum and stuff was taken out from between the planks; from the inside Heroine looked like a seive, and I must say, it is good to know that all of it has been replaced, and the few rotten bits of planking replaced with lovely fresh wood.

The result of this is that loads of work has been done on the boat, but none of it particularly striking visually, but totally crucial to the float of the boat, which is really what it is all about.

Here is some new oakum being knocked into place by JP, a man of such trueness and sound character that I entirely trust him to recaulk my boat, and ultimately that means I trust him to make it good enough to stop her from sinking, and so trust my life to him!

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