Barrie added a coat of undercoat and the amount of woodwork left to do is diminishing. Shaun, who built the frame, fitted the breasthook and together we hung the rudder. Alan cut and shaped the kabes and rouths. The rounding of edges and smoothing countless surfaces still presents an awesome task – see all the masking tape – before final painting and varnishing but Hoi Larntan is taking shape. Jobs are now listed in terms of days and the inexorable approach of our launch 25 May!
Work will slow for a few days (this thursday 2 May to wednesday 8 May) but then we should be ready to turn her over and start on the hull.