Yesterday, in glorious sunshine, I launched my Walkabout from Portobello beach. Hardly a breath of wind, so no sailing. I can report though that she rows beautifully.
In my haste to get on the water there's still a little work to do – neatening up some of the paintwork, and painting the daggerboard and thwarts. When I've had a chance to sail I'll cut the tiller to size, make and fit a tiller extension, and then paint them both.
Now looking forward to lots of sailing and rowing – and no more evenings and weekends boat building. Many thanks to my family for putting up with my retreat into the garage for so long. Now we can go boating!