Pic 30:    I reckoned it was time to spray varnish the hull, before too many metal fittings went on. Aerosol varnishing in England in October is not recommended. Accordingly I warmed up a spare bedroom with this handy 2000W lamp to help the stuff dry. (If you're wondering why I have a 2000W lamp, all is explained at www.blokewithacamera.co.uk)

Any wooden parts fixed after this stage were either aerosol-varnished off-ship (eg pinrails), or attached then varnished by brush (eg rubbing strakes).

Tip: When aerosol-varnishing very small parts, work from a steep angle or they'll blow away!

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