I bought this boat sunken in Kent in 2015 to save it from being broken up. After gutting the boat between tides and using temporary measures to keep her afloat I put an engine in her to motor her to Suffolk. Once at our local yard I used my stock of oak, larch and greenheart to extensively re-frame and re-plank below the waterline. I have replaced the stem, apron, keel, keelson and bilge runners. She now floats and is strong enough to be moved or lifted if needed.
As much as I wanted to complete this project, having used my stock of timber and having other commitments have meant I now think it would be best to let someone else who has the means to finish her. My intention was always to save the boat rather than see it fall into disrepair.
To check more of Glad Tidings history she is registered with National Historic Ships and appears on their website cert no: 2056