Mike McDowall writes: Actually, it was back on 26th November 2010 that the hull was built and primed. and we organised a group of High School pupils to help take the boat off her frame, carry her out through the back door and turn her the right way up.
In December and January all the work on the gunwales, stemheads, thwarts, etc, took place. Meantime the committee was arranging for another music night, the launch, and a ceilidh to follow, as well as a boat name competition. We were also on the lookout for a trailer, boat cover and of course – oars!
Weekend visits by the public were still encouraged.
It WAS on this day that we issued a press release:
And here is the progress made by 17 January: