Simon is here for Christmas, so we have been able to talk through things (many things!) about the ship. I have done a mock-up of the stanchions for him (Photo 1281) and, having seen the sample bracket, Simon is happy that they will do the job. When painted with the same dark paint as the bulwark and stanchions, the brackets will ‘disappear’.
Looking forward to Spring, Simon is determined to get going below deck. Ideally it will all be de-rusted and spray-sealed by the time Summer arrives.
So now, for 2015 at least, it’s goodbye from Santa Claus me (I did not have access to a fancy dress shop) …..
and it’s goodbye from him (he didn’t need a fancy dress shop!).