The astute amongst you will have noticed that today is 2 June and no announcement of launching has been made and the boat is still sitting on the banks of the river rather awry.
As you might of guessed time has taken its toll and work on the boat has not progressed as quickly as it might but we have made great strides so what have we done recently?
All bar one of the toe rails have had two coats of boat paint on them making them look beautiful.
The bowsprit has been similarly treated and is looking excellent ready for its top coat.
The lockers internally have been given another coat of build paint.
All the internal main cabin woodwork has been sanded down ready for a coat of paint.
The deck has had its final bow section installed and bonded down.
The deck has had its bow section installed and bonded down. It is now waiting for the last two sections to be placed and it will be complete and ready for the teak deck to go down.
The cockpit sole has been rebuilt and is ready for fitting.
The area around the Rudder where it goes through the hull has been ground down ready for treatment and repair.
A decision has been made to strip out the galley because behind it all we have discovered the timber is rotten. Hay ho!
We have manufactured two new angle irons to support the cockpit and one has been fitted.
It just keeps getting better.
I have put the launch back full year so it is now 1 June 2018.