Now back to work on Mai-Star II with an inspection of the hull to see what is needed to be done first
The hull is in reasonable condition just will need a good sanding before the painting can continue over the next few months
The bottom looks in good condition apart from a few gaps where the planks have dried out over the summer months.
The gaps in the planks will swell up with the winter damp condition and a little help from a hose pipe spraying water over the planks on the inside
The new forehatch being glued together, then it will be ready for the next stage cutting the rebate around the top to fit the upper section of the hatch.