Digging into the stem…

Another brief video on our stem repair - this time we go digging! And we uncover something... which, when you consider that there were professional 'shipwrights' (in that they charged for their services) working on Glala before we took her on, should have been sorted...

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More on the on-going stem repair

Another video showing the need and process for the on-going stem repair. Progress is being made! As we dig deeper into the old wood we find a bit more needs to be 'sorted', and the tricky problem of how, and how much needs to be solved. https://youtu.be/5m4LtvZcarA

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The engine room hatch

Glala has a splendid engine room and a large hatch. When we took custody of her however the hatch was languishing under the boat exposed to the weather, exposed to whatever was leaking from the engine room, a dirty, sorry sight. We covered it, drained the engine room...

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A little bit of digging…

Researching the history of Glala I idly typed in the name into the National Archives. I'm sure I've done it before and nothing came up but this time up popped a note about Glala directing me to the British Motor Museum archive. I contacted the archive department at...

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Family ties to Dunkirk…

My Uncle Percy was at Dunkirk something I've only recently discovered as my cousin has unearthed his father's 'memoirs'. My uncle joined the TA in 1939 and went to a camp with the RASC in Beaulieu in the New Forest in August 1939. He married on September 1st 1939...

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