Monthly Archives: August 2013

Keel Band

As the keel band was heavily rusted, it needs to be replaced at sometime so why not now as i have the ballast out. It was bedded in with denso tape and as horrible as it is to work with … Continue reading

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Digging out the balast

The ballast in Ariel is mostly iron bars and bits of lead some chain and even bags of sand. To get a full picture of what lies beneath the whole lot needs to come out. It was a dirty filthy … Continue reading

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Ariel in dry dock

Ariel arrives in dry dock awaiting refit

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