If you have been faithfully following our progress you may rightly assume that we have forgotten you. 'Tis not so; however as Robert Burns tells us the best laid plans often go awry. Just when we thought we were going to make our deadline a number of events conspired against us. The most serious blow to our progress was when Mr Alp and his appendix had a bit of a falling out and decided to go their separate ways. We were of course most concerned with Mr Alp's health which I am pleased to say is good, under the circumstances and after a brief stay in hospital he was back at home but in no mood for climbing about building boats. The show of course must go on and so after a bit of panic....okay...a huge amount of panic there was nothing to do but rally around and get the job done.