As usual, the workshop has completed some interesting jobs, including a refit of a Vertue ‘Dolly’ which has returned to us after 22 years. In 1989 we relaid her teak deck and have been reassured to find it is still in good condition.
Extensive planking and fastening work has been carried out alongside a refit and painting (Awlgrip) of a rivetted aluminium fast launch ‘Yesterday’.
Arthur Ransome’s Nancy Blackett has already been launched and rigged! With filming booked for her down on the Medway in March, the snowy covers were removed and her mast stepped in biting north-easterly winds. She will return in the late spring to be painted, varnished and her sparkle restored.