The welders arrived in force to start the cutting out.
First the strip along the waterline below the striker rail.
Then the section at the back was peeled back to reveal the ribs of the boat.
And the other side.
The metal was cut, pulled, grinded and levered out of the way. The heads of the rivets were cut and the metal gradually pulled back. With the ribs exposed she started to look quite animalistic, like a big rotting whale carcass.
Three more days of cutting to go. By Thursday will there be any boat left?
Gosh this looks dramatic, akin to open heart surgery! AND, what is gizzie going sitting in the sofa in Edith???