Deck, bulwarks and April showers

It is now April the 26th and half the deck has been laid, the bulwarks are patterned, made and being fitted. We are oiling deck beams madly to keep up with Richard our no. 1 deck fitter.We are feeling quite smug to be working in such a nice, dry shed here at Voyager. The April showers come and go, the wind gets up and it all just carries on. We have had another volunteer through the point Europa scheme working with us over the last month and now some Dutch guys are here helping out. Marcus is happy because his good friend Tim is here and they have been working together securing the engine down and fitting the seacocks. Our baby boy is now not such a baby and is crawling. We have had to make extra tall lee cloths for his bunk and have made a play pen in the office so he can’t escape...

Cannons and sailcloth

It was a very exciting Friday when our 1000m of sailcloth arrived on this pallet and our 8 cannons came from Looe. The sailcloth is a material called Duradon and is made by British Millerain up north. It is a cream champagne colour. Can you beleive there are about 6000 sq feet of sails on that pallet they will never be that small again !!! Our cannons are made by Bob and Sandra Moore from Looe. They are made out of concrete and look like cast iron , it is only when you pick them up you can’t believe it..  Small , black and cute they will look grand. We will use French fire crackers which give a good bang as we found out on the slipway the other day. Looking forward to letting off a broadside ! All in all things are really coming together. Pictured here is our restored wood burner which will go into the galley area. As you can see the heart theme continues… thank you to Mick and Rose Hart for donating the wood...

April 2012 the build up to date

It is April the 13th , only 16 weeks to go until launch day on August the 4th. We will release launch details in the next few weeks but we have a fantastic day planned for you. Over the last month the build has taken on a different pace. The action has now turned to the deck area. The beautiful pilot house has been built by Russell Ferriday using a CAD program to digitally tweak the curves and angles of the original design by Chris Rees.It looks superb,  not only will it be a functional area to get away from weather and to navigate in, it will also be a communal chill out area. I can imagine curling up with a book in a comfy corner with a cup of tea and basked in sunshine……not long to dream as it is all becoming a massive reality. The deck is now a good way into being laid, We decided to Danish oil the undersides instead of painting them. We love that natural oiled finish and we wanted to make it easy for the future decorators. As you can see from the pics the hull has been completely faired and nearly all primed. Marcus has started caulking the seams on the port side. It is incredible how different she looks once she has some block colour on her…she is beautiful. Hope your enjoying the new website we are working on the itinerary every day and dates and prices will be released as soon as possible so you can pick your...

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