Yes yes, we got carried away. We took it too far. Fancy dress they said. For a pirate themed canoe ride they said. Not build your own boat!

Oh well. A great excuse to have some fun and learn some new skills.

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Checking to see if we’d fit

The desk seemed like an obvious place to put this thing. Ribs in place, hand rails on. Now to clad it. A clinkered hull was the only sensible choice… obviously.

Shame every bloody panel was different and would require a mathematical PhD to work out. Think we’ll just guess it and trim to fit, screw it down, use rather a lot of expanding glue and maybe a little wood filler…

Now all we need to do is fit an internal skin, fill the gap with expanding foam, and hey presto. We have a boat, and a lot of sticky fingers. Next time we will use the supplied gloves.

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It floats! Mostly, so silicone gel on the joints and we’re ready.
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Ready for the open water.

Isn’t she a beauty?