'Persephone' is a Maurice
Griffiths design built by Seacraft of Leigh on Sea
in the late 1950's. She has her mooring at Dolphin
Quay and while we were there we carried out repair
work including this new transom.
Update 7th November 2014
'Persephone' and her owner John Boam are good
friends of ours. John always get put right anything
he feels is a miss with any aspect of Persephone's
structure. She is with us now because he noticed she
had started leaking right back aft near the stern
post. We traced it to the ongoing electrolysis
around the stern tube caused (ironically) by the
boat's cathodic protection. The alkalis formed
around the bronze stern tube, break down the
surrounding timbers progressively.
To repair the stern post/stern knee through which
the stern tube for the propeller shaft passes,
involves releasing the ends of the boats lower
planks to gain access.