How easy it is to get out of the habit of writing my blog! It's been two months without a word from me. Time to remedy the matter, isn't it. Thank you to Markus for prodding me out of my writing lethargy with his kind Email.
To start with a (irrelevant to boat building) bit of news. I had an accident a few weeks back. I tripped on something at home one morning. Then one of my dogs somehow got in between my feet and I ended up falling rather heavily and hitting my face on a concrete wall. I was lucky that my daughter was at home that morning. She phoned for an ambulance. I don't think I would have been able to do this myself. I ended in hospital (again) and spend 5 hours in Accident & emergency. Joy! Then had face and skull x rays, stitches, antibiotics, anti tetanus and diphtheria injections, nose drop, eye drops etc etc. All this followed by 3 weeks off work. And having to get new glasses as my old ones were smashed beyond use. Actually, those glasses probably saved my eye from being further damaged. I am not complaining. I am alive. I read of someone who did something fairly similar recently and died of a fractured skull.
Onto boat building now!
The boat is progressing, not as fast as I would like, but progressing. I have built most of the cabin, using 9mm ply, 2x4", stainless screws and glue. The roof is two layer thick, to provide enough stiffness so we can walk on it. The cabin sides are 9mm thick. All the joints are going to receive some glass tape and the cabin to hull join is going to be glued on using 400g biaxial tape and epoxy.
The last curved panels are being made up, in fact you can see them, upside down, ready for fibre glassing, on the trestles in the middle of the cabin.
Here are 3 short videos showing the progress so far. Hopefully this shows the boat better than the photos do. As you will see shortly, I am not likely to produce the next big blockbuster!