Well, here we are comfortably into the New Year of 2019, and may it be a good one for everyone reading this. I should like to think that my little boat will swim this year, but to be perfectly honest, I shouldn't like to bet too much on it. So we'll carry on as before, one day at a time until the job is done.
The best news is that the New Year will see me starting a new project. The interior is almost complete and I can get on to the decks at last. That will be exciting. It will also be very hot as I shall be laying them through the middle of summer in temperatures that will be in the 40°s C at the top of the shed. However, if my usual progress is anything to go by, it will probably be winter by the time I finish and things will have cooled down.
After sending them through the thicknesser one leaf was perfect; the other still showed a tendency to bow.