Everyone who comes into the shed, visitors and regulars alike all say the same thing "isn't she beautiful!" and she is. Many people also comment that she must be close to being finished, well, no. Any one who has built a boat understands that even once she is turned over, you are still only about half way there. We are now at the slow , painstaking stage of fitting thwarts, cox's seat, floors, kabe blocks and so on. These are the bits of the boat that are on show to the world, and time and care must be taken to get things "just right". The volunteers on this build have really taken the project to heart and their pride is evident in the quality of the finish and a credit to Pete's leadership. For those impatient to see her take flight, please be patient, it will be worth the wait!
Today saw lots of faffing and fiddling, a careful saw cut here, a small shave there. Thwart patterns were made first, before we even thought about taking a saw to the oregon. Kabe blocks were scribed and carefully shaped. Slow, frustrating, but very satisfying.