Oyster boat sculpture

Oyster boat sculpture in Bluff's main streetThe Oyster Boat sculpture in Bluff’s main street was tired and in desperate need of a complete overhaul.

The oyster shell part had been absorbing rainwater through its very porous exterior, so the main support structure had collapsed with rust. In addition the steel masts and sails of the sailing boat had rusted.

Fi Innovations took it all apart and assessed the damage. We made replica mast and sails from fibreglass. Hours were spent sealing all the holes and cracks in the shell. When it was re-built, the whole sculpture was sprayed to seal and protect it.

The result is very eye-catching  The kids love the little dolphins, too.

Huge oyster shell in Bluff main street

dolphins leap out of Oyster boat sculpture

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