Wednesday, 23 July 2008

where there's muck...

Another thing that we have brought back, phoenix-like, from the ashes of decay, is the compass in the wheelhouse . This is how it looked when we got the boat:

Lorna got some Brasso, and several hours and an awful lotta rubbin' later, produced this amazing mirror-like shine:

We also topped up the fluid inside, and discovered from the insciption on the little plaque on the front, which had been hidden by the oxidisation, that the compass was made by B Cooke and Son Ltd. of Hull , so we will be contacted them to see if they have any tips for caring for it in the future. It's nice to know where things come from.

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