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Wherry Maud Appeal 2017 Results Update

Wherry Maud Trust final report on Maud’s
Three Yearly Out-of-the-water Maintenance
and Update on results of the 2017 Appeal


 Maud's Re-Launch

Maud has been re-launched – see the above photo by Martin Curruthers. She returned to Womack on 18 September under motor and we plan to sail her on the Thurne and Bure this coming Sunday 8th October.

Trustees are now closing the appeal:

  • Further to our last report in which we declared our intention to close the appeal once Maud was back in commission, the appeal is now closed.
  • We last reported that £3000 had been raised. The final total is £3830!
  • We are still not in a position to confirm the final total spent but should be able to do that shortly.
  • The extra money raised will enable trustees to start building a fund for the higher costs expected for the next two refits in 2020 and 2023.
  • Grateful thanks goes to those members who gave their time freely to minimise labour costs. Trustees estimate that around 240 hours of volunteer labour was used to complete the project.

Last but not least, grateful thanks for the efficiency and skill of the two-man team from Colin Buttifant Boatbuilders and of the staff of Goodchild Marine. Always good to know that Maud is in safe hands.

Trustees of Wherry Maud
1 October 2017

Wherry Maud Trust 2017 Appeal

Maud is fready for re-launch
Maud is ready for re-launch

The Trustees are delighted to report as follows:

  • Target was set to fund an estimated mix of materials and to supplement funds already in hand.
  • The amount we hoped to raise was £2,200. Thanks to the generosity of a few individuals we have exceeded the target.
  • As at the end of July we had raised only £20, by the 15th of August the figure had risen to £895 and currently, due mainly to one donation, we have raised £3000!
  • The appeal will close once Maud is successfully in commission again.
  • The extra money raised has been allocated for the purchase of fastenings for the next phase of major maintenance in 2020.
  • The final total spend cannot be given until bills are received but will be in the region of £12500.
  • You may have seen from reports in the press that the Trust now has a 6-year maintenance plan. Longer lengths of oak planking will be replaced in 2020 and 2023. Fund raising for that work will be ongoing.