I thought that I would give you an update on Thea.
The whole boat has now been prepped and Richard has started applying rust inhibitor, primers and undercoats. Here's some of the latest pictures for you to have a look at.
The whole of the cabin top (commonly known as the roof) is now in primer as are the Northwich style handrails. These handrails take a long time to prepare and paint as they stand an inch or so off of the cabin top on little stilts.
It was decided to take the riveted part of the cabin (back cabin and engine room) back to bare steel to avoid any problems in the future with old paintwork around the rivets on the cabin sides.
The front deck is now in primer as are the inside of the locker lids and drains.
The fore-end has been prepared and is also in primer.
And the primer is now on the sides...
Mick has been busy making a new wooden rear slide and slide runners and will be fitting them over the weekend.
Another update next week!
Best regards, David.