Last week (of August), after several postponements due to inclement weather, KP’s scaffold shed was dismantled. The scaffolding has been reconfigured to provide a higher lift on the winched slings ready for the undersides epoxy / cloth sheathing. One of the benefits of the Rye boatyard is that a houseboat resident here is an expert in the process of the epoxy cloth laying-up. The mast rebuild is still pending – in the photo sequence the mast is under cover along the starboard side.
Below -initial removal of canvas cover:
The wooden dinghy is the tender for KP – a Seahopper “Scamp” with a modified Mirror rig (a dipping lug main and jib) and a few custom removable add-ons – hard transom and clip-on bow section. The basic dinghy will stow on the aft deck as a rowing tender – meanwhile at least I have something to sail!