NEWS

DOLPHIN ON THE HARD

Eion Gibson has been working on Dolphin whenever he could during lockdown and although much remains to be done he is not fazed by the hard work. Several planks have been replaced with Iroko, the caulking restored and sealed with Sika. The brass hardware has been removed and safely stored.

Dolphin on the hard

Now that she’s out the water the full extent of the hull is exposed and potential leaks can be investigated. The first step was to clear all the growth from the hull. There was an oyster so big on the propellor that it made for a good lunch!

Dolphin on the hard

There is no timescale for completion as yet, but once the hull is made watertight and varnished, work will begin on the topside. Eion intends to keep her wood exposed and not paint her white as she was in the day. We look forward to following his progress on this site.

Dolphin on the hard