I’ve been doing bits and pieces on Merva. Physically the biggest pieces on the interior were the salon sole hatches. The largest was a little over five feet long and thirty inches wide. They are installed and the surrounding original floor (that would be difficult and very disruptive to remove and replace) is sanded and has the primer coat on it. Just five coats of gloss and one of satin to go.
The other big piece was Merva’s skiff Erin, that I took it home for a bit of cleaning and sanding. I hoping to repair the gouges in the transom.
The boarding ladder is shiny and looking new and I’m looking for a way to mount it on Merva much like Euphemia’s boarding ladder.
I’ve laid out the anchor rode and chain. All in good shape and ready to mark every five fathoms. This gave me and opportunity to clean out the anchor locker and cut out the old rusty chain. At the end of the day Merva’s bow was up two inches and I had counted five anchors on Merva (granted three were sized more for the skiff) and lots of chain some of it not worth keeping. However, there is one hundred and twenty feet of continuous chain in great shape and two hundred feet of rode also in good shape. I think the good stuff is from Peter Harvey.