Off she goes, Iain Oughtred's slightly foreshortened Penny Fee, at 15ft. Sails by Jeckells, spars by the wonderful Jeremy Freeland at Collars. The rest by Messrs Burke and Morgan (that's Jonny by the way...)

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Getting There

Thwarts in and more Varnol misted all over and the little boat is beginning to smell the water. I have simplified the aft seating plan from Iain's drawings, which seemed a bit too involved, and in my version the side benches can be simply unscrewed to give better access, something I am keen on in a clinker boat which needs to be washed out periodically. Easier to keep varnished too when the time comes.

Jobs to do include fitting the knees, making the foils and mast, turning her over to finish the bottom and a myriad of little things involving shiny bits of expensive bronze.

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