The dinghy, tender to Gypsy Sophia when she is built, is now complete. She decided to call herself 'GITAN', which as you know is French for 'Gypsy'. She weighs in a bit heavier than I would have liked at 60lbs, mainly due to the extra bulkhead and watertight compartments, and the fact that I glass/epoxy sheathed the outside. However, I think I should still be able to get her onto the roof rack single-handed as she is only a few pounds heavier than my kayak.
Friday, 30 December 2011
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Time had come to sheath the hull with glass (87kg mat) and epoxy. Unfortunately the weather had become decidedly wintry, with a cold, damp wind making conditions outside unsuitable for this operation. So only one thing for it: bring it indoors onto the dining room table. What a wonderful wife have I!