There is a general change of character in the boat project. The big numbers; engine, center plate, repaint, are now dealt with or under control.
We now move towards the final state.
I work on the boom and gaff.
Following Tagushi san’s instructions, I re-install all the plates, cleats, bullseyes and the boom strop.
So, estimable http://www.neilthompsonboats.co.uk/ send me the covers for the berths in the cabin. I am daunted as to how I find an upholsterer who will be able to fill them with foam rubber. Throughout this project, everything I have worried about has turned out to be very easily resolved. There is a message here. Er, don’t worry, be happy.
I mentioned my upholstery problem to Kano san, who is a retired teacher with an encyclopaedic knowledge of all things Arthur Ransome.
He says, ” Neil san, this is not a problem, there is someone who can stuff your seat just up the road.”
10 minutes later, Kiyuna san and I set off. Kiyuna san says very little to the upholstery man and everything is fixed.