Mark and I were at the workshop today for a significant part of our latest skiff’s completion; the turning. She looks very good, and quite different now. She is shallow but wide, and will be quite stable. I normally say turning is about half way through the build and this will be the same. What we save by having no rudder and tiller and a much simpler gunwale will be balanced out by the extra time needed to build the buoyancy chambers.
Much to Tom’s delight, we wont be drilling a “perrem hole” in the bottom of a “perfectly serviceable craft” as she is small enough to just tip her over to empty any water she may collect underway. Mark will be contacting all members to ask for help to clean the epoxy ‘over spill’ from the inside prior to the next build phase; chamber carcassing, thwarts, gunwales, oars and finally, painting.