A new season of work on Gadfly II (Mai Star II) begins for Simon Papendick

Gadfly II ribs

East Coast mobile boat repairer and restorer Simon Papendick is doing a lot of work on his Kent-built small cruiser Gadfly II, otherwise known as Mai-Star II, and he’s weblogging about it here and here.

Long-standing readers wifll remember that he got her back to sailing condition a couple of years back, and researched her history – he was fascinated that his boat looked much like a Blackwater sloop, but came from another county altogether. Read all about it here.

Now, however, the cabin roof’s off and he’s getting down to some serious work, including replacing ribs where the nails have stretched…

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