The blog will now be devoted not to boat building but to my 82-year-old Vertue, Sally II, now undergoing a well needed refit at Johnson & Loftus in Ullapool (and gliding...)

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Working on a Saturday?

To get a head start on Monday we spent a couple of hours steaming a second strake onto the garboards. We'll do the other one after the weekend, unless Mattis decides to sneak down to the shed and do it on his own; which he has shown himself to be clearly capable of doing (albeit on The Sabbath).

Now working on the Lord's Day up here is still frowned upon in some circles, along with washing your socks and hanging out the linen. A sheep in distress can be helped and emergencies attended to, but I think the line would be drawn well short of steaming a plank on a wooden boat.

So, here's the scene as I left it on Saturday morning... I suspect when I arrive on Monday Mattis will have finished the boat, such is his skill and enthusiasm!

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