Find me a modern boat with lines this good. You've got to raise a large glass to those guys back then, built by eye, with little or nothing in the way of power tools. Seeing this angle again has definitely rekindled my desire to get her sorted proper. In remarkably good shape for the years of neglect. lifted without spreaders, just a very quiet groan as she came up but took it in her stride.
Seams had been sealed with a lot of cement in the mix, too hard and brittle so no wonder a fair bit has fell out. No rot below the water line, one plank on the point of springing so gonna renail the whole lot, rake out, bang a heap of fresh oakum in and red lead/putty it all over the winter. couple of frame heads & the rail took a right battering where we left her against the wall a fortnight back, so that needs sorting, the hull will be pretty much tip top again then. Just the gang hut/conservatory to deal with and the small matter of an engine to either replace or rebuild