Well, we made it and I still find it difficult to believe! The pictures tell the story……
Working on the rubbing strake which was made from oak. The stern section was made separately from oak laminates.
A slightly arty shot of the deck fittings – the stand up pulleys are very funky as is the leather finish for the mast partners!
The aft deck with the bronze traveller to which the mainsheet pulleys are attached.
An even artier picture of the tiller and traveller.
Getting the boat out on the morning of launch. We’d been working until 2am that morning and were in again at 6.30am.
On the slipway…
And with the sails up!
Coming back into Lyme harbour. The outboard and its bracket worked really well.
Putting her back on the trailer and celebrating!
Back in the workshop with Matthew looking relieved!
With my mate Steve who was a huge help in the last 48 hours getting her ready for launch.