We’ve tried to make time this month to recommence work on Vassal. Where her old concrete ballast ended, water gathered and rusted the hull. Mark is down in the bilges grinding off the rust and painting where he’s been but we’ve hit a snag.
As Mark grinds, occasionally little holes appear and water seeps in. Attempting this whilst afloat is a damp affair and each hole needs plugging quickly. Today we have moved her to the end of our quay and she’s settled into oak blocks so we can get at the area for welding and she’ll be aground for longer each day for grinding.