From Graham Rankin:
'Thanks to all the extra helpers who helped out sanding the hull yesterday. Today work continued on sanding the inwale spacers, while Pete and Willis worked on fitting up the breast hooks to get a nice snug fit and Gerry gave another coat of varnish to the oars. We are giving ourselves next Wednesday of, with work restarting on Wednesday the 7th of January. Merry Christmas to all from the crew.'