Ooooh That sounds a bit pretentious!
A long overdue update on the latest build at Port-Na-Storm.
|Katie Beardie at rest in Chichester Harbour. Al's Paradox anchored off.|
Katie Beardie, my sailing canoe of highest repute (above) and well documented elsewhere in this blog has gone to the great Skip in the Sky. Being left with the amas and sailing rig it made perfect sense to replace her sodden and broken hull with a fine replacement.
No half measures this time, no sir!
This time we'd (that's the Royal "We'd" here, there's only the one rooster in this coop) use the best quality materials and do the job properly. And while we are at it we'd take the opportunity to make a few changes and adjustments.
Plywood was purchased, the garage was cleared, and pencils sharpened.
Yes there are actual plans. Sort of.
Butt Joints are good enough here, they fall exactly where the trolly will support the hull so the extra thickness isn't going to hurt and there will be a half bulkhead to beef things up even further later on.
Well not quite, there was quite a lot of pulling shoving and swearing to get to this stage,
But that's another story, and this is quite enough for one day.