We're revitalising the much loved Polly Woodside by undertaking conservation works to the rigging and masts.
Due for completion by May 2019, the Polly Woodside will be undergoing extensive conservation works to her masts and rigging. The purpose of this major project is to restore the masts and rigging to a sound and safe condition; repairing and refurbishing where possible and renewing where required.
Tusk Engineering, Ferdi Darley and the Polly Woodside Volunteer Association will be –
- removing and replacing the rigging,
- sanding, refinishing and replacing areas of the masts and
- repainting or replacing associated elements like the blocks.
Preliminary non-destructive ultrasonic testing has shown that the lower steel sections of the mast (below deck level) are in very good condition however we do need to undertake work to the upper timber masts. To get these large pieces of timber down we will need a crane, so please watch your step!
All this hard work will make the Polly Woodside safe and able to support willing volunteers and pirates aloft, so we ask you to please be patient through this process.
The works will only be undertaken during the day however if at any stage you have concerns or are just interested in what’s happening onsite, call the contacts below or pop in to the Polly Woodside Museum.
For volunteering opportunities and how you can assist the Polly Woodside contact our People & Culture Department on 9656 9840 or [email protected]
Supported by the Victorian Government, Living Heritage Program