Restoring the Leeboards

Before taking Daybreak across to Holland we wanted to make sure everything on the ship was in good order. One job we had been putting off for some years was the removal and restoration of the oak leeboards. They have been on the ship since being rebuilt in Goole in 2003 and although the external face had been regularly maintained, there was a section of the inside face that could not be reached without removing them.  I found much more rot than I expected and have had to cut out large sections and replace them with new timber..