From Graham Rankin:
'Pete may be sunning himself in Queensland, but he has left us some homework to carry on with. This week saw the outer stems laminated from thin strips of celery top, the strakes given a fine sand and the rudder blade faired. Work continued on the oars, it will be a shame to get such works of art wet! The extra piece for the keel was also marked and cut. Next week will see a fact finding trip (espionage) to Cygnet to check out their new oar locks, as this is the system we are going with,the word from Laura is that it works really well. All in all everyone is pretty pleased with progress so far.'