Saunterer

Saunterer January 2022:

The team have been steaming and replacing some of the ring frames on Saunterer this week a fascinating process. The wood is steamed for approximately an hour and then is bent very quickly to shape before it cools.

Saunterer January 2022:

Paul is making great progress with the hull repairs, he is putting in splines between the planks.

Saunterer January 2022:

The repairs continue on the hull of the launch and Paul is having to router out the tar and creosote which has been packed in the seams so that he can make a thorough repair.

Saunterer December 2021:

The hull repairs and replanking continue.

Saunterer December 2021:

Paul has been making great progress on repairs to the timbers.

Saunterer November 2021:

After hours of work with the heat gun the Father and Son duo have finally moved on to painting the bilges and repairing the wood work.

Saunterer November 2021:

The lengthy process of stripping the old varnish and paint off the inside of the hull is certainly taking its toll on the yard heat guns! With a new replacement today Paul is cracking ahead with added gusto!

Saunterer October 2021:

It’s been a painstaking process removing the old varnish and paint from the inside of the hull, the engine bed has been removed as this will need replacing to support the E-type Jaguar engine which is going to be put in instead.

Saunterer October 2021:

Saunterer is a classic launch she has come to us for a full restoration, she will be stripped and refurbished over the winter. Today we moved her into the boat shed ready for the transformation to begin. 

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