'Josephine of Hamble' is a
classic Sparkman and Stephens cruiser/racer built in
1965 by Moodys. She was built to a very high
standard in the first place but with her 50th
Birthday just around the corner a survey
commissioned by her new owner, Martin Brooks
revealed quite extensive electrolytic decay of her
timbers through the main body of the hull,
particularly around the mast step structure.
She will be absolutely sound once again but this
chunk of work is timely to say the least!
Update 20th November
This year, 2016, Josephine needed areas of her
topsides finish burnt off because they had
bubbled alarmingly. The worst areas up forward
were traced to the toe rails and stemhead
fitting letting water in and finding its way
down the topsides planking.
A few soft areas of
planking were found and new ends were scarp led
onto the ends of the toerails. The topsides were