Author Archives: brianwoodruff2015

About brianwoodruff2015

I am more of a sailor than a skilled boatbuilder I wanted to build a boat and sail it to the Western Isles in Scotland from my home town of Preston Lancashire what could possibly go wrong.

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Keeping Dry

I need to start getting the parts made¬† ready for the spring so I can assemble the inside of the boat . To keep it dry I am going to build a shelter for the cockpit . To start with¬† I have dug a hole in the garden for the keel so that the roof of the shelter doesn’t need to be so high.

Lanzarote

I’ve just got back from sailing to Lanzarote from Preston with just one stop at Cork Southern Ireland. I can now concentrate on getting Talon ready to launch next March.

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Painting

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.

Starting again

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.

Painting

Finally got the paint on under the bunk area so I can now make the bed and fix it in place however rain has again stopped play . A Frenchman was telling me that in Nice where he lives they have 15 days of rain a year I told him we have 15 months of it a year he laughed but I wasn’t joking.