IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I LAST POSTED.
Due to financial constraints work on HelenII became almost dormant with Wednesday Phil keeping things ticking along by doing none shipwright jobs like painting and making simple wooden parts in preparation for start up again.
So trustees Jane ,Ron, Alan and Wednesday Phil set to with a will to make a difference !!
Ron began work on the engine supports while the rest gave a first grey undercoat to the hull.
Ron slipped smoothly into the role of project manager giving encouragement to all while tea tasting.
With a first coat on and basic engine supports roughed out Wednesday Phil and Murray looked towards fund raising to assist the work...
An ideal opportunity arose with the advent of PIRATES WEEKEND...
Murray set to, to draw in the visitors with his wealth of Knot making knowledge and having got them in the compound, Wednesday Phil would take the visitors to view the ship from deck level.
Upon alighting to exit the compound ,Murray's persuasive nature and dogged determination ensured all made an enthusiastic donation to our funds .
The two day event proved financially rewarding and we both enjoyed showing off Helen II.
After several weeks and a further undercoat added ,three trustees returned to continue the glossing the hull.
Jane Alan and Phil worked on one of the hottest days this year- with the paint touch dry on one side before the other was completed.
At the finish, all left for home having made a difference.