Because I wanted to own my own boat, I needed to purchase one at the lower end of the market, as so was forced not only to repair this yacht, but make necessary modifications outwith the original designer’s specification for practical sea going use. This altered the appearance from the classical design, but I refuse to accept tradition when it interferes with realistic sea going comfort and safety. In fact, the modifications project proved so popular that passers-by were contributing to its construction, because a healthy enjoyable project attracts other to join in.
Modifying a yacht from the original design however must not be taken lightly. It must be well thought out, and planned in detail. I had no choice Telephone Number List but to work outside, on my weekends off, in the Scottish winter, and as you may know, problems are then exasperated by the unpredictable rain, and short winter days. With plenty of planning however, the materials themselves can be readily available through the internet, and very reasonable costs.
Assistance from others is a must, although I started work alone, but in doing so many of my friends were attracted to the ongoing challenges, and began to offer their help in one way or another, according to their particular strength. The boat project then turned into a local focal point, a meeting place, an escape from domestic bliss. A point where friends and acquaintances could meet, talk and generally carry on. Instead of it being a chore, we looked forward to our gathering, and some work was done on the boat.