Medusa Restoration 2008
Starboard bow is stripped for frame repairs and preparation for planking.
24V dynamo recovered from the wreckage…beyond recall?
The same 24V dynamo rebuilt and tested.
Inner diagonal planking on stbd side complete and horizontal inter-layer being fitted.
Stbd stern, outer diagonal planking fitted and being nailed.
The debris from the fire is cleared and a new machine shop built
Outer layer of hull is now well on the way forward.
The Gardner 1L2 auxiliary engine rebuilt and being test run. Quite a contrast to what was dragged out of the ruins of the engine shop a year before.
Port main engines is complete and test run. again compare this with the engine lifted workshop post the fire.
Work starts on the top layer of the main deck.
Real red letter day, the last planking goes on the hull.
Now the small task of fitting 10,000 copper nails to join the hull to the frames. Each nail has a copper washer (rove) fitted and is then hammered over.
Fitting the new “floors” between the engine beds.
Main deck nearly complete.