Thursday, June 23, 2011


Sometimes you just can't get nothing done.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How Many Cyclists does it Take..

Wendy Ann II - Bulkhead Timelapse from Harry Foster on Vimeo.

To line a bulkhead?

The answer is two, and a bit, as regretfully I find too little opportunity to get on the old steel horse these days, I guess doing it for a living was a sort of aversion therapy in the end.
This fun bit of footage is a result of Harry's thing about time lapse, which I belatedly prodded after we'd already installed the other eight panels for the day, and was recorded after 8pm, hence the beer (well, it's a decent excuse anyway). My big thanks to mr H, and if I can persuade him, we'll do some more of these sooon.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The other Other Lady’s Hull.

is pretty much complete now. I’m particularly proud of the bow and transom plating, which all went exactly to plan. It’s still a stressful exciting hardworking fun fast paced large scale build and therefore I’m currently going through another phase of collapsing face first onto the sofa every evening after work. This kind of behaviour lends weight to the rather scary phenomenon known as ‘where the bloody hell has the week gone, AGAIN??’, in which one minute it’s Monday morning staring down the barrel of another huge list of things to do, and the next thing you know it’s Friday afternoon and bits of my brain are falling off. This week we’ve started to plate the main deck, a task that seemed like it was going to be huge, but to my surprise is in fact (so far) behaving rather well.
My thanks to the whole team, who are also behaving rather well, and I know for a fact that they too are giving it everything they've got.
Meanwhile, on board Wendy Ann 2, progress is almost just as exciting. But I’ll have to save that for another time.