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...)

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!

1 comment:

  1. I'm trying to keep abreast of you fellows and though my hull is planked, I suspect you will beat me to it. Good job!