Plans for Shemaron Wistaria
We feel Shemaron Wistaria is an important vessel. Over previous years she has been restored to a modest extent. This includes very visual things such as the masts. The resulting public interest has led the trust to take her renovation to a much higher level. Over the next year, we intend to carry out the following tasks:
the first phase which is necessary before Shemaron can be re-launched is a thorough clean and paint, some caulking, replacement of keel bolts and other fastenings, replacement plank, replacement outer part of the stem, re-installation of galvanised rubbing strips and some internal hull work. The internal work to the hull includes a couple of frames (not necessarily replaced but strengthened) and the reinstallation of two internal tie bars.
The next phase is the replacement of the top two planks and gunnel tops, also the replacement of the existing wheelhouse with and an exact replica of the original wooden structure.
The third phase will be the installation of a Kelvin KR4. The original engine was a KR6 but the KR4 would have been an option at the time of launch.