Fiona Harbison and a bunch of friends, family and other people who were unable to run away have finished their plywood Handy Punt which will be used for fishing and family outings.
Some people didn’t get my earlier note so apologies if you are getting this a second time.
We successfully launched the Farnark with appropriate fanfare a few drops of whisky and the celebratory lunch.
Sea trials have been conducted successfully and the Farnark not only floats but performs exceptionally well.
Thanks Michael Storer for your design and guidance during construction.
A happy new year to you and all the best for a wonderful, happy, safe, and prosperous 2010.
Now the name of the boat is Farnark. I am not sure where the word comes from.
Farnark is the noun, Farnarkling is the verb. It is the process of making lots of activity without actually getting anywhere. It was either created or popularised about two decades ago by John Clarke … a name you may know.
This is not his original farnarkling spiel but it gives some of the flavour.
Fiona came to build the boat because Helen her sister (hope that is right) built a Nutshell Pram in one of the Duckflat Woodenboat Boatbuilding Schools in either spring or summer a couple of years ago.