Took Albert into the dry dock at Yardley Gobion to have the hull blacked and the gunwhales repainted. We take the boat into dry dock every 2 years. The view above is of the partially drained dock before Jon and Ian started work.
We also took the opportunity to measure Albert's draft and inspect the rudder and stern gear. As usual a number of fresh water muscles were growing in the "quiet areas" on the hull.
The bow flare decoration was repainted by signwriter Colin Dundas. We think the compass and diamond features look better outlined in black.