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.
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.
This is a picture of my old boat taken by a friend from his boat I sailed from Largs to East Loch Tarbert going south of the Isle of Bute it took about 7 hours. The boat is a replica of the boats that used to take the Pilots out to the incoming ships to Glasson Dock on the River Lune that runs into Lancaster.
The boat is now in my back garden so I can crack on and finish the fit out inside I’ll post progress has it happens