On board repairs!

Workshop set up in the cockpit on ‘Betty II’
Deck repairs on ‘Betty II’

In her stormy passage yesterday (26 July), ‘Betty II’ suffered damage to her deck!

This quickly illustrates one of the advantages of sailing in company with the Gaffers . . . A boatyard repair shop is set up in the small cockpit of ‘Betty II’. There’s timber and a jigsaw from Ed on ‘Hester’, with glues from Piers on ‘Carlotta’. Suitably equipped, ship’s carpenter, in the person of crew member Paul, quickly gets to work with repairs.

A few hours later and the deck is good as new. Thanks to everyone involved!