As you may have heard we now have a dedicated project manager for the SRN4 project. His name is Steve McGarry and he’s the go-to guy for all things SRN4 at the museum. Now that we have undergone a planning and evaluation process we are ready to propel the SRN4 restoration project forward. As part of this, we need as many hands as we can muster. If you have an interest in becoming a volunteer helping on this project (or just helping at the museum in any capacity) please visit our website at www.hovercraft-museum.org/volunteer for more information on how to get involved! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us through the website “Contact Us” page or enquiries@hovercraft-museum. org.
To give you a flavour for some of the more pressing tasks here is a representative sample:
- Fix up the “Skirters” box (used by the skirt technicians to repair skirts while in service) so that it can be moved to the front of the craft to be used as a display exhibit.
- Replace broken glass panes
- Dry out the port side cabin and repair the ceiling
- Replace worn seats in passenger compartments
- Strip, prepare & paint parts of the craft
- Clean bar/galley and fill with period food and drink packaging for an authentic atmosphere
- Replace rotted parts of side decks that have fallen through
- Clean and illuminate the lift ducts, and install a Perspex door to show off the pivotal piece of technology that makes hovercraft work – the lift fans!
- Polish and clean exterior windows and apply UV-resistant films to protect the seats in the long term
We hope to see you at the museum soon!