I have had an update from Dennis Clarke on the progress of Julietta’s restoration.
As often happens timescales for the work planned extended significantly but Julietta was finally prety much ready for the water as can be seen in the header. And disaster! The mast collapsed whilst being lowered – it had rotted from the inside out. It had been epoxied and then rotted from the inside.
So Dennis has passed on this warning –
‘Be Warned. Wood needs to breathe’