First day back after the break. Alan and Barbara started to cut out and trim the first two planks while we wait for delivery of timber for the hog and stems. Moulds are now set up, having first double checked the base was level all round.

Some of us (oops!) missed seeing Vicky jump into the icy waters of Blakeney harbour on New Year’s day – but black market photos in circulation, I understand, so will post as soon as I get them.

Alan putting finishing touches to mould spacers.

Alan putting finishing touches to mould spacers.

At the sharp end, Alan explains to Barabara how gravity can cause clamps to fall off - just like that.

At the sharp end, Alan explains to Barbara how gravity can cause clamps to fall off – just like that.