Solway Dory have had a break in building my new canoe over the last couple of weeks as they had to catch up on other outstanding orders. The good news is that work has now recommenced. Rather than explain the pictures myself I've used Dave Stubbs' own words to describe the progress that they've made.
I have experimented with using a bucket of water hanging off the far gunwale to help re-entry and although this can work it is not fool proof. Sometimes it does not fill properly and sometimes it spills the water out at the crucial time. The ballast tank should be more fool proof for the sailor who has eaten too many pies like me" .........and me Dave!