Thursday, 14 January 2016
Fergus was very happy to scrape the bottom of the boat clean of barnickles. One of the many jobs to come. We also bought a pressure washer this proved very interesting to the children kept them busy for hours building it and then experimenting with all the attachments until the boat was clean took them more than a days efforts. The pressure washer did not clean it all of though go old elbo grease will be required by dad and some intermit scraping to prep air the hull in the spring and warmer weather to apply the copper coat.
We used industrial rubber coal conveyor belt to sit the keels on and these large 220 x 75 mm timbers to brace her from moving about. The cross timbers were also screwed down to the Lorry bed with 7 x110 mm screws.