5 weeks till launch

Really not long to go now, we hope you all have the 4th of August set aside for our launch day, don’t miss it. It all kicks off at 2pm with loads of stuff going on. Face painting, games, look around the ship, bump into some pirates or sit back on deck with a glass of wine and take in all our hard work. It is our BIG day and we want to celebrate all afternoon and evening with you. The launching ceremony will be at 7.30pm and after she has rolled herself nicely into the water !!!!!…….we will dance until the music stops at midnight. Loads of beer to be drunk and good times to be had. In the mean time……. we have got alot of cleaning, painting, oiling, moving of wood to do. We need bodies to help us. We can safely say we will be here EVERY WEEKEND working and we would be so grateful for any help. Give us a call ( number on contact page) or shout us on facebook or just turn up! As for progress well you won’t believe it she is now nearly in her final colours on port side. The deck is DONE . Marcus finished the caulking last Friday evening, so he has now caulked the whole ship on his own, he was so glad to finish. We are putting glass in windows and making our cabins so we have somewhere to sleep come August. It is exciting and although we work into the wee small hours it will all be worth...

June is here…2 months to go !

We have been steadily plugging on over the last few weeks,  fitting deck,  adding deck fittings, completing pilot house and hatches. Marcus has been caulking religiously and he has fourteen seems to go on the starboard side and then she will be water tight. We have been painting in the evenings and weekends to keep up the progress. The capping rail is now in place and after being shaped it is now being oiled and looks amazing.We have used treenails  and bronze screws to fasten the capping rail. The deck is 75% finished and what a sturdy beautiful deck we have. The Opepe hardwood that we have used is fantastic. The pilot house, hatches, bits, stanchion posts and capping are all made of the same hard wood. Our diesel and water tanks are now inside the vessel. This is a great stage to be at because we can now close up the pilot house and put the seating inside and make our bunks on top of the tanks. Only two months to go and she will be ready for...
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