God we are so lucky having Jim And Craig putting Derwent6 together..... she is just starting to look so wonderful.
We have left Jim a camera so he can take shots at random, but Craig will probably take them as he is the techno wizard. As you can see Derwent6 is only at half it's length at the moment, because we are waiting for the rest of the steel to turn up which should be with Alexander boats on Tuesday.
We could both tell that Jim was really proud of how Derwent6 was looking and we were just getting emotional knowing this will be our home.
So far he has fitted the side panels at the bow and the ribs to the side and floor. The sides go up to the gunwales and when looking down the side look as straight as a die.Del knows a bit about welding, as he is in the car body repair business and he has not seen cutting and welding like this. Just take a look at the welding from the floor to port side panel (there's no way that's going to leak)
We will be back up to Jim in two weeks time to see progress (keep up the good work mate!)
Meanwhile, Jim has given us a few tasks to do, like what type of Houdini hatches do we want (as he needs to make up the frames), where we stand with the cratch locker doors and the regulations, and rechecking the porthole pitches.