Restoration of Lucy Lavers canopy

This rare building from scratch of a Liverpool lifeboat engine canopy has been filmed and photographed from start to finish. David Hewitt has taken patterns off the base on Lucy Lavers' hull so he can build the canopy in his workshop with his apprentice Tom Gathercole. The canopy is quite a different process to crab boat Auk which they have just completed. The canopy is like building a boat but starts with the frame and then the double diagonal mahogany to cover it rather than the planks and then the frames as in Auk. Lucy Lavers' original canopy was stripped in 1997 and used to restore Jersey lifeboat Howard D.