You can see Robin putting the finishing touches to the welding on the new section of plate we put into the hull.
This is the last of several separate welding projects in this part of the boat, including repairing a drain pipe from the galley, patching holes drilled in the forward bulkhead, patching holes rusted in the stern bulkhead, patching a hole rusted through from the deck above and blanking the old shower drainpipe outlet in the hull.
Now the pressure is on me to get a second coat of bitumen paint on inside. I want to do this bit well as, hopefully, it should last another forty years, or so.
As soon as painting is complete, and a new sole (floor) is laid, I can get going with insulating the place, then fitting a plywood inner skin.
I'm so looking forward to the stern accommodation being habitable at last.