Leo Muis has sent in a whole bunch of photographs of the restoration of his Tidewater. He says that 90% of the timbers have been replaced, and judging by the pictures, very professionally. I have to reduce the photos down in size to get them on here, but in the next few days I hope they will be available for viewing.
Well here they are, Leo says his boat has the name 'Seventh Heaven' and was built in 1962 in Leigh on Sea by Seacraft. She is now in the Netherlands. About 2008 is the proposed launch date, power to the elbow Leo! The work can be seen in the pictures and is excellent. Dated Dec 04.
|View from the bow.||cramping hatch beams in place.|
|Deck beams||The foredeck support beams.|
|Temp frames around the cockpit. Note the grinder!||The cockpit area again.|
|The ubiquitous work mate, every boat has one!||planking the hull up to the transom.|
|Deck Carlins going in||From the stern looking forward, it looks cavernous!|
|Cramping the planks into place|
|Looking down into the stern onto the shaft log. Can you see the name on the seacock?|
|We look forward to more info and pictures from Leo.|