Friday, 1 July 2016
The crews summer Shamrock painting schedule has come to halt in the last few weeks due to the return of what is becoming normal summer weather, wet, overcast and with the occasional sighting of the sun. This has meant the clinker built "Mayflower" sailing dinghy has been receiving the crews attention with the outer hull being scrapped back to bare wood and then soaked with a saline solution to help preserve her. Some of her internal structures and fittings have been removed along with a start on the scraping of the inner hull. There is also a rumour that a couple more small boats are due to appear in the boat shed ready to receive the Shaune treatment.