There was a blemish in the front deck of Gas-Hopper which on investigation - once the engine and fuel tank were out, was a failure of the 1945 plywood it was fashioned from - it had a huge knot in one layer. Anton cut out the failed area and created a patch to go in later. Meanwhile we used the hole to assist with cleaning out the hull.
|Damage removed and ready for repair.|
|Trevor is looking farther ahead to completion...|
The Lightning is looking closer and closer to completion as this winter the work on her has been quite continuous - She's getting wet this year for sure!
|George reinstalls gudgeons...|
|chainplates are being sealed on final installation.|