The present work in our boatyard is a major refurbishment of Fruitful a 1955 Miller boat built for John Deas and Watson Bowman and owned by Richard Wemyss, a Museum Trustee. The restoration by the Museum’s boatyard team began in September 2016 and will be completed in the late spring of 2017.
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Fruitful September 2016
The work we are currently undertaking on Fruitful are: rebuilding of some hull planks, partial rebuilding of the deck structure and of planking of the deck, rebuilding of the timberheads and of new superstructures.
We are using traditional techniques and where necessary, more up-to-date products in order to preserve timber, minimising replacements and future problems.