Somebody obviously forgot to order the planking, so they just built her out of massive oak frames instead. Elizmor is one solid little ship.

We’re going to fill her bilges up with the hose pipe today, to see what happens, and if there are any big obvious leaks we need to fix before she goes in the water. I’ve spent the morning hoovering out the bilges – great access as you can see – and fighting with the bloody hoover filters.