This 1969 elm on oak clinker boat was built at Phillips yard in Rye for one of our members and has always been an angling boat.
When I bought it it was in a bit of a state, the cabin and foredeck and deck was rotten. The inside and outside was stained with a really dark brown varnish.
It took lots of elbow grease, scraping and sanding of the hull inside and out to bring it back to the natural wych elm.
I lifted out the 2.5di ford transit engine with the PRM gearbox to sandblast and respray. Whilst it was out I changed the oil and filters.
I did 90% of the work outside on the beach as we were blessed with good weather early on in the year so it only need 2 weeks in the clubs workshop to do the six coats of international varnish.
Once I’ve had a trip out to make sure everything is ok I will be putting it on the market and hopefully it will stay at our club.