The two halves of Riff Raff are being glued together as I write (that’s the deck* and hull** bottom, not bow*** and stern**** sections nor the port and starboard sides****).
I learnt of this almost by accident and immediately commissioned Jamie (the Works Manager) to take some photographs. They’re all mostly of G clamps, like this one:
It looks as if the compass, bilge^ pump and some sailing instruments have been installed and the winches on top of the cabin. The galley^^ is not yet complete and the cubby holes in the sides of the cockpit coaming have not yet been installed. I hope they’re not forgotten…The rectangular holes in the sides of the cockpit are lockers that will eventually sport lids and the round hole in the cockpit sole ^^^ leads to a tank where the water ballast ^^^^ resides.
Jamie, Thanks for the photo’s! And I think the answer to the question above is “lots”.
*Deck – the bit that keeps the water out of the hull**
** Hull – the bit that makes the boat float provided it’s not full of water see* above
*** Bow – the pointy bit at the front
**** the less pointy bit at the back
***** left and right (or red and green******)
****** the colour of the navigation lights for the appropriate side
^ bilge – where the water goes (eventually) if the deck (see * above) leaks
^^ nautical term for kitchen
^^^ Cockpit sole = eg the floor of the cockpit
^^^^ ballast – a heavy weight to help keep the boat upright – not to be confused with crew.
I’ve run out of suitable indicators (as I can’t make this text do superscripts) so will befine crew in a later post…