It's been a great honour and pleasure to have worked on Deilginis - Thankyou all for this great opportunity!
Thank you to William Nixon for this great article he wrote on the Howth 17 website: http://www.hyc.ie/news/newsview.asp?newsid=676
Deilginis ready for the trip to home harbour: Howth
Deilginis is receiving her finishing touches:
-The deck seams have been sealed with sikaflex and sanded flush.
- All the deck fittings have been dry-fitted and the deck predrilled for fixing them.
- The cockpit washboard has been refurbished and fitted into the new deck.
- A new mast-collar of laminated purple heart has been fitted.
Notice how the Rubbing Strake has been fitted a few millimeters below the Sheer to give it that beautiful elegant look.
The Toerails have been set into the Coaming by half an inch, allowing for easy maintenance in the future.
The main deck area has been left unvarnished - this will eventually go a uniform grey and will contrast nicely with the varnished King plank and Coamings. Leaving the deck unvarnished gives it more grip and also makes it easier to maintain.