Alan has kindly sent us some more photos showing progress on the construction of his new boat C54. As you can see from the images below great progress is being made. Alan confirms that the centreplate has been cast and arrived last week. Sails have been ordered from Parker & Kay One Sails. Mast and boom supplied by ZSpars are with Sailspar for fitting out. He picked up the horse and rudder blade today and the bronze fittings centreplate wheel, rudder pintles and gudgeon, etc, are ready for collection from John Saker.
The first gallery of pictures shows that the wooden buoyancy templates have been removed, the glass tanks have been made and are now being fitted.
Then the top part of the mould was taken off:
This gallery shows the boat coming out of the mould:
And finally she is put onto her cradle ready to go off to Simon Hipkin for the woodworking to get underway.
And now 54 is out of the mould Rob White confirms they will be full steam ahead to get 55 underway.