As you can imagine, building a boat is a pretty time-consuming operation, so that I don't have much opportunity for blogging. However, anyone who is interested can follow progress on the Junk Rig Association website. Progress is not particularly fast, but is extremely enjoyable.
A week ago, the amazing Grand Pha sailed into the Hatea River and anchored off Norsand Boatyard, where I'm building SibLim. In short order, Bertrand was changed into his old clothes and had taken on the exacting task of notching bulkheads for the chine log.
At this time I decided that we now have quite a cohort, and so The SibLim Club was founded and now had three members.
A couple of days ago, I had a visit from my friend, the designer John Welsford, who is also very interested in the project - in spite of not having designed the boat!
He arrived with delicious bread and cheese (relieving me of the necessity of preparing lunch, and, having given me a (much-needed) lesson in how to handle a chisel became the fourth member of the Club. I dare say I shall have to design and make burgees to give to all members at the end of the build!
I sometimes worry that I've bitten off more than I can chew, taking on this task: the fact that friends are there to help and encourage me makes me feel less daunted and more confident about the undertaking. Thanks to the SibLim Club, I now don't think I'll ever be at a loss when an extra pair of hands is required, or I am in need of some sound advice.