With the start of the sunny weather a couple of weeks ago I was keen to take Beth out round the lake. When I lifted the covers she didn't look too good. I have had in the back of my mind I would refurbish the boat after five years but I'm not sure I want to spend the summer refitting my boat. As a minimum I need to replace all the lines and redo the varnish and take a good look at the centre board which I have had problems with. I also want to try to increase the volume of flotation and reinforce the bilge and floor section. I think the toughest time Beth has is on the trailer on the road so I want to make sure there are no cracks or splits.