Chris and I have had a lovely time over at Fernwood's workshop today. AmyJo is now looking resplendent and is very nearly completed, just odds and ends needed to finish her. There is one small problem that has thrown our plans out of kilter but I'll explain later.
This visit there was a lot to see outside of AmyJo as boat painter Andy Russell was hard at work Painting AmyJo's name on when we arrived.
I confess I was a little concerned as the colouring for the name did not look good against the panel but I need not have worried. Andy's magic touch did the trick and an hour later this is the beautiful result
Interestingly once that had been done another aspect of the design became apparent we had not considered at all. Looking at AmyJo head on the bow motives on either side look like a flotilla of boats coming towards you.
Oh and the problem I mentioned? Well, unfortunately due to circumstances beyond Fernwoods control AmyJo's launch has had to be postponed a couple of days to Friday. Can't be helped but after all this time what are a few days. The long wait is nearly over but by Jiminy its been worth it.