Thought I would show you all why I haven’t been building models recently.
She’s a 59 year old dragon, pitch pine on oak hull. I’ve tidied up the deck, put a new rudder on her, put in 7 new frames as replacements or sisters, replaced a rotted section of garboard plank, and re-fastend and re stopped in red lead putty. Then re-rigged her with a modern second hand rig and a boatload of second hand (but barely used) fittings.
She’s now in the water, hopefully taken up and no longer leaking, and I’m gonna spend the next week racing her!