July 6, 2010:
It has been difficult to find time to update the website lately. This is partly because I have worked like crazy to get the boat ready, and partly because there has not been anything interesting to write about.
But it's progressing steadily, everything on the deck is fitted, the roofs are painted with Decolay, most of the interior is fitted and I have just finished painting the hull and fitting portholes and various other equipment. So now I only need to mount the bathing ladder and the nameplate. I had actually planned to cut the letters out of mahogany and put gold leaf on top, but due to lack of time, I have chosen to temporarily have the name made of foil to stick on. This will make it much easier to mount the real letters next year, so that's just an advantage.
So at the time of writing, I the following is still missing: Pressure testing, installation, and connection of the fuel tank, installation of the engine, installation of the batteries, replacement of bilge pumps and one floating switch, installation of mast and cabling to the mast, marking of waterline and antifouling. Plus of course cleaning and rigging.