Mystery had her keel removed to check the keel bolts as the keel was visibly 'skewed'. Extraction showed every bolt was wasted to perhaps 50% of it's original size so would not have held Mystery's keel on reliably.
So much for 'a lick of paint is all she needs'
Saturday, 30 April 2011
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
It took some shuffling but eventually a nice man with a big crane on a lorry picked Mystery up and delivered her to Newson Boatbuilders in Lowestoft.
Their 1st task, after propping the old lady up, is to remove, repair and refit her keel.
Saturday, 2 April 2011
Today I have paid for Mystery and taken a few photo's of her to show everyone she is real, tired and in need of some TLC.
I have also been in touch with a boatyard who are entirely comfortable working on wooden boats and have a couple of other yard options if this 1st one doesn't work out.
For my next trick I have asked the yard to go collect her and see what she needs.