Week 5 is now complete with the repairs and revarnishing of the mizzen mast finished and the port side hull repairs well in hand. The rotten aft bulkhead replacement has been started, and in the processes, the cause of the water leaks has been identified. It’s the chain plates for the mizzen mast shrouds that have been leaking. All have been taken out and re-seated. That’s a massive find because other areas were suspected for the leak.
Next week sees the bulkhead work continue, the cockpit table build start, the port side completed with possibly the new timber receiving an undercoat.