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.

Plan for 2018

The plan for this year is to first to build a shelter for the cockpit so I can dry it out and repair the seats. I made the mistake of cutting the holes for the hatches on the horizontal surfaces instead of the vertical surfaces . Once that is repaired the boat will be launched in April and sea trials carried out in the Ribble Estuary.

I have borrowed a waterproof camera to mount on the boat so I will post video’s of the trails

To all my followers around the world Happy New Year and I hope you’re both well.


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.


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.

Here is my bid for a part in the next Pirates filmDSCF4157


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.