Many hands make good progress

This last couple of weeks have seen good progress, thanks to new volunteers coming forward to help the tired Few.

Thanks to new members Rick H, Tim A,

helped along by Rose, David O, & Scott.

Rose has managed to finish putting the screws along both sides of the Keel/ Garboards quite a task as it meant crawling underneath the Hull, In total some 160. using a 3 system drilling technique, followed by injecting each hole with Stixall and then screwing each Bronze screw in by Hand. I now owe her 2 pies and 2 pints.

Other works carried out with the assistance of Rick has been the replacement of Bronze rods through the Keel.

And again with assistance of Rick replacing the deck inside the Wheelhouse. also filling and rubbing down uppers, in readiness for painting.

Scott Kindly tidied up, sorted out the tool box’s as tools were getting scattered, and helped rubbing down the Strake, again ready for painting.

David O finished apply Fill & Fare to the Decks, ready for paint.

And the Lockers and Samson Post are now going in for the final fitting.

Sacrificial corner of stern in process of repair.


New Signage

Thanks to David Ide, we now have a new, very impressive sign board for the transom. Instead of routing the lettering as before he has cut every letter individually from wood and fastened it to the board (without any spelling mistakes!!). The mounting board has been finished in black gloss enamel which sets off the gold painted lettering a treat. Well done Dave.

Dave’s handiwork

Fixing storm damage to the shelter

The recent storms had played havoc with Tom Sherrin’s shelter and work had to cease as the area was now open to the elements. The ‘shrink wrap’ side coverings were ripped away and part of the corrugated roof had freed itself from the scaffolding and was hanging precariously down.

David R and Glynis managed to slot a couple of pieces of wood underneath the corrugated panels to wedge them up as a makeshift repair to secure the roof.

As for the sides, an appeal was put out for tarpaulins etc. and today, David’s O & R and Alan secured the tarpaulins and taped up some of the side coverings. So Tom Sherrin (and the volunteer workforce) are now sheltered from the elements again.





The Tom Sherrin Restoration Project is managed by the Poole Unit of the Maritime Volunteer Service.

Ⓒ MVS Poole 2018. Registered Charity Number: 1048454 / SCO39269