With improving weather we can expect operations to begin moving outside and we ought to be able to start leaving the big door on the Richmond Boatbuilders open more often.
Daisy is getting her new hull colour here.
She came in white but, the longer we looked at the pictures in Wooden Boat Magazine the more we thought blue, as her original designers suggested, was the way to go.
Here I'm inspecting the application of the first coat and lamenting the quality of the underlying preparation. It looked so perfect before the shiny paint started going on.
Iona has been moved into Richmond Boat Builders and her survey has commenced. The previous job of recaulking has not held up well and the hull will need a lot of attention. She also sports a moderate list of deficiencies: she has developed rot on wheelhouse sides and roof; her transmission is seized.
Here we see a crew pulling out her transmission. Though it only weighs 207 lbs (according to the manual) it is in a tight spot and is extremely awkward to manhandle. It comes out easily with a good come-along.
Work has begun on the "Skiff Division" fleet. The society has a number of skiffs from different periods and of different styles. The intent is to be offer rowing and sailing programs this summer.
Here we see Allen and Alex working on the Daisy's interior in the top image, Beckie and Dave in the other image.