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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:08 pm 
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Moving the building sessions to Sunday afternoon

By this time next week we hope that the last planks (6 port and starboard) will have been hung. At this point we have a boat, but the hard work begins. So far the building team has consited of a ’hard core’ of seven or eight people, but now we need an army of finishers, sanders, scrapers, painters etc. to produce a boat that Seil can be proud of.

After next Wednesday (17th Oct) we are hoping to move the building sessions to Sunday afternoon 2pm – 5pm. This is partly because Wednesday evenings are getting cold and dark and partly because we hope this will allow more people to come along and help for an hour or so. No previous skill or experience is required, just the desire to spend an hour or so helping to fashion something beautiful and purposeful.

Here's what we've got so far:

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And here's what we are aiming for:

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Please come along on a Sunday afternoon, even if it is only for half an hour to see what is happening. If you can spare a bit longer to wield some sandpaper or a paintbrush then so much the better.

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I asked a weel kent Seil lady if she would be interested in rowing tonight. She said she would love to, but she hadn’t bought a share so wasn’t eligible.

I was dismayed to hear this. Buying a ‘share’ in the boat confers no privileges. This is a community project, for everyone. Some contribute by paying, some by helping to build the boat, some by rowing it. Rowing is what it is really all about, so if you would like to row let us know – the more the better. It will cost you nothing except some sweat!

We are hoping to have the boat complete and launched before the end of the year, with the possibility of a mini-regatta against the North Berwick skiff and perhaps some other local West Coast boats in April. Training sessions will hopefully start on suitable days in January - we're in it to win it!

As a simple mechanism for registering your interest why not PM me on here? It is anticipated that there will be a no1 team, a no. 2 team, a womens team, a mixed team and no doubt various veteran teams . . . .

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We are hanging the last plank this afternoon if anyone wants to come and help, or just drop in for a look. It's in the big shed at Oban Seil Farm.

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