Following on from my post on previous page: The dinghy is getting there now. Starting to get some base coats of paint on the interior. Glass sheathed, hollow, wooden mast and tapered carbon fibre boom and yard have been made. My sailmaker friend is busy making a 120 sq ft balanced lug sail, of my design, at the momebt. Made a laminated tiller and rudder stock too, which I just received a set of fancy bronze pintles and gudgeons for, so that can be finished now too.
Hoping to have the hull completed by the end of the week; painted and woodwork finished, ready to varnish. It looks kind of weird at the moment, in two tone grey, without all the iroko trims fitted. Was planning on finishing her by the end of the month, but i never have beem very good with time constraints. Will post finished pics soon.
In related news: I've been speaking to a factory that make fibreglass lorry fairings. The quality if their work is excellent, and they are going to laminate the first batch of hulls from my mold quite soon. Available initially as bare hulls, if anyone might be interested. Future plan is to make some patterns, to make the tooling, so the buoyancy chambers can be molded into the hulls directly (this is a prototype, with plywood tanks).