The Rochdale Restoration – Initial Stages

Before we could start work on The Rochdale we had to navigate from Aspley Bridge where it was moored outside Stylo (one of the Ziff family’s company headquaters), to Shepley Bridge Marina where the boat could be dry docked.

rochdale4The boat was dry docked for inspection of the hull. The inspection found that for a boat of its age the quality was very good. The numbers chalked on the sides of the boat in the image are measurements of the thickness of the steel.