With reference to your website and the ”Scone”.
Peter Wilder’s reminiscences about his time in Scone are excellent. I have met up with him and his wife, Pamela, at Benfleet recently.
Just for the record… I re-rigged the Scone with the help of my wife in 1977/79. When I bought her she was an un-rigged hull having previously been a houseboat for a while. Prior to that she was trading as a commercial motor barge.
I was mate of her for a short while in 1969 when she was commercial and Peter then shipped as mate as recorded in his memoirs.
When I sold her she was laid up in ‘winter trim’, ie spars and standing rigging in place and all the running rigging and sails stowed below.
Everything was neatly stowed and labelled.
The pictures are of Scone racing during my ownership, this would be 1981 or ’82.