These slow periods need to be understood and forgiven. I think that if you let yourself get bothered by them, the joy of what I am doing is peppered with guilt. The fact is, life gets in the way of plans.
There was another small hiccup in the build though. Dearest well-meaning Robert pointed out that the future interior finishing of the boat will be slowed when I have to sand the verticle surfaces, therefore I’d be better sanding each bulkhead’s third coat when the items are flat, before I went any further. Uggh.
So out came each bulkhead, on came the earmuffs, numb went my fingers.
Now I am back where I was in January, the boat is looking like a boat, though rather skeletal and wrong-way-up. I have even fitted the bow piece in and am able to shut the shed door… just (50mm to spare!).