Restoration Projects

Winsome Lady

Winsome Lady at Littlehampton Shipyard Winsome Lady at Littlehampton Shipyard
Winsome Lady returns to Hillyards for repairs to the stem and sterngear The first attempts to cure the leaks.
Engine mount Garboards
The rot in the deadwood around the stern tube is cut out, refilled and a new oak plate is ready for fixing The garboards are removed at Birdham Shipyard.
The rib structure Garboards2
The rib structure of Winsome Lady is barely visible. Each rib had to be lengthened by means of a scarph to make a flush fit onto the keel. New pieces of oak are scarphed onto each rib.
Garboards3 Winsome Lady ready to go back to sea
The very special moment when the new garboards are ready to be fitted. Note the wonderful grain pattern on the afromosia Final checks are made and a new coat of antifoul is applied before going back to sea.