So the old Stuart sole 8hp engine has been donated to NARPO a charity in Plymouth that teaches disadvantaged young people marine engineering. In return they are going to do some stainless steel rudder pintle work for me.
Need to start saving for a new/used engine....Beta or Nanni 10hp?
Next job is to turn the boat upside down and re shoe it ( stainless keel and bilge bands to protect her from the beach) Then stripping varnish and paint using all the advice on this site.
Weather here in devon has been awful.