I thought it would be good to do an update on Brilliant
its great that Brilliant has completed her first stage of restoration, being now re ribbed, Doug will be able to address the next stages over the coming months.
This operation was never about rushing to get her back afloat, although she is really missed, it's about rightly stewarding our bit of Broads History. Therefore, yes, Griff is right that she won't be at Salhouse in May, but that was never more than a 'warm weather this winter possibility', and it hasn't been!
As I understand it, planking comes next, evening out a distribution of seams with lots of lovely larch then there is a repair at the stern end of the hog, on to caulking etc and then Whelptons take on the painting.
I plan to strip and revarnish cockpit lockers and cabin sides.
Doug will put me right I hope on the above.