Dallas I am happy that you are coming along, this is a far cry from the Macton Locomotive Works, but I think that Bertrand's Great Uncle was somehow involved in shipbuilding and that his son, who would be Bertrand's cousin was involved in the supply of timber to the shipyards. A loose link but a link never the less.
Marc, thank you for the kind words coming from you I take it as a great compliment.
Andi, Thanks I am pleased that this (little) project has captivated your imagination, perhaps a small lapstrake dingy on a trailer behind the Bedford. Oh the hours I tooled around the South Downs with a bunch of guys in the middle sixties in a Bedford van.
Russ, Thanks, the proof of course will be if it floats!
Marty, yes it is my intention to have the boat on the lake with a radio to control the sails and rudder, how well I pull it off is yet to be seen.
Ray, interesting comment, I have been thinking about biulding a model of a J class yacht from the 30's that is big enough to sit in, sort of like a deep keel kayak.
A bit more work on the planking.
and this is only the first layer!
After this first layer is finished and faired I will be overlaying the dress planks which will be done in such a way to imply the caulking on a real boat. Now there is my real challenge, this is where I get into Marc and Chuck Doan territory, scary indeed.