I have finally finished all the jobs that need doing before I can finish the painting. These were the spacers for the chainplates and the board on the floor where I am fitting the depth sounder and all the supports for the seats and berths etc.
The temperature is not so good this time of year for epoxy so it’s a waiting game until it’s warm enough to carry on with the fitting out. In the meantime I found these pictures and short video’s my young son took when I turned over the boat.
I haven’t posted for a while I have been involved in some sailing of other people’s boat’s this season I needed to do some actual sailing instead of boat building. During the Christmas holidays I am going to finish the bunks and get the boat ready for launching.
Finally a dry sunny day so it was off with the tarp and out with the tools I managed to get some of the timber in to screw the beds and shelves to and the last fillet and tape on the centre board box.
Talon fell over in the wind last night which sounds worse than it is there was an inflatable for her to fall on to so there is no damage. I’ll build some proper supports before I put her back up.
This year is going to be spent refitting the ballast now I know where it has to go and fitting out so I can sleep aboard so I decided not to launch again this year but to concentrate on making the boat usable inside.
As soon as the weather gets more reliable I’ll remove the tarp and get started.
In other news the small boat I made as practice for building Talon is getting a rub down and a layer of epoxy and matting I want to use the boat this year on the river Ribble which is only about a mile from my house I ‘m hoping to get on the water in the nest couple of weeks. I’ll post a video of the outing.
The weather in the North of England has been nothing but rain for weeks with many areas flooded more than once this winter. The boat has a tarpaulin over it to keep it dry. I plan to start the fit out in March to launch around the end of May and do some cruising in the Morecambe Bay area.