Dave and Tony Brooks are soldiering on with ‘our’ model of Westmoreland and Dave has sent me a couple of pics. I was so impressed by some of the fine detailing I have actually cropped a couple more pics out of one of these so that you can see the clever work which has gone in around the windlass and main mast case and, again, around the crab winches and steering gear.
Dave says in his email, “All the deck furniture is now finished. The two crab winches and the brail winch are now soldered together and stuck in place. All metal work for pinning the lee-boards is complete with the boards themselves temporarily hung. The paint scheme is roughly that of Eastwoods working colours but will need fine tuning if we can find some good colour pictures. We are now ready to start going upwards. We messed around with a bit of wire to form the stayfall, but we are still undecided as to how we will do this”.
It’s looking good, Dave.