Afraid not all the planned work was completed during her lift out. The most important, fixing a persistent leak and an increase in the bowsprit length was completed. Along with new anti-foul and hull painting. Varnishing too of the cockpit and all the spars. The leak was found by Roger, from the boatyard, who spotted that a plank gap had appeared starboard side directly behind the rear engine beam. A tingle was made to complete the repair.
While out of the water a survey was completed 6 March 2019 by Jonathan Jackson (Ulverston) which proved more than satisfactory for the insurers.
The anti-foul paint job ruined the log paddle, ascertained once in the water, so a new replacement was procured at a very favourable price. The fitting of it, in the water, was a very slick job which resulted in less than a tablespoonful of water entering the boat!
April 5th and Phyllis was re-launched for our return to Deganwy, on 10th April, after a short stay in Fleetwood Dock. We were now prepared for the season ahead.