Carrying on from an earlier post, this project has now been completed and launched. We left off finishing the internal fit-out and mainly cosmetics externally. The timber trim inside was done in clear Oregon to match the decks, even the two tables were finished to match. New opening brass portholes and air vents were installed throughout the lower cabins for that traditional look. To increase air flow and ventilation in the wheelhouse new sliding windows were fitted to replace the two aft fixed windows, and installed hinged opening windows across the back. The new galley in the wheelhouse was fitted with new appliances, a gas cooktop and sink with an under-counter double drawer type fridge. The new head and shower was fitted with a full width vanity, sump and waterproof panels to line the hull. Down the back was designed for socializing with expansive seating around a large table and the twin berths behind this. It is hard to believe that we started with an empty gutted hull! Following all the hard work put into replacing most of the laid Oregon deck planks, the decks were oiled and became a real feature. The superstructure was painted in white and the hull topsides in a royal blue. All fittings that had already been pre-fitted, were installed permanently. The antifouling line was taken off the original scum line on the hull in order to remain as close to the actual waterline as possible. Now that the boat has been launched it is pleasing to see that she is floating nice and level. The owners couldn’t be happier with the result and having this piece of history restored to her former glory and some!