Today it happened - the top was ready to lower into place. It's a pretty big and unwieldy bit of gear, so the sideways crab-shuffle down the dock was a source of apprehension: in the event, all went well and everything sat exactly as it should do: the fastenings slid into place nicely and the mainsheet went through its mousehole right where it was intended. Shauna is as happy as a clam, and we all feel a sense of accomplishment. Kevin swears he will never look at such a job again.
The line of the top is really slick - not anything near as boxy as we had feared, and it almost looks part of the original design.
John will finish connecting up the wiring for the lights and stereo on the weekend and then we'll have a chat to Beryn at Patton's to get the clears cut and sewn.
Have a look at the new pics - click here