We'll try and keep this blog up-to-date with regular updates as Scout gets built - and, of course, once we start sailing her.


Painting Done; Interior Begun

Scout has moved from the paint yard to her final construction spot. That doesn’t mean she’s anywhere near finished yet! But the paint is done, and we expect that the interior work will now begin in earnest.



Propless in Seattle

I recently took advantage of a wonderful opportunity to spend 9 nights with Mahina Expeditions sailing a 2015 v1 Garcia 45 North of Seattle in the Pacific Northwest. During this time expedition leaders Amanda and John of Mahina, plus 6 other crew members including myself got to experience a diversity of sailing conditions and locations. The trip involved cruising the beautiful San Juan islands, some night-time sailing in the choppy waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a further passage out into the Pacific, and the loss of our propeller at midnight as we sailed into a reasonably unknown anchorage…more on that later.



More Coats

It turns out that there are more coats of paint required than we realized. So not much other progress to report on apart from a few successive shades of grey!



Staying Warm - And Cool

Whilst preparing the exterior paint, the yard is multitasking. On the inside of Scout’s hull, the insulation is going in. The top of this rectangular frame will be the raised dining table floor so you can also get a sense of how much storage there will be under the cabin - for water, fuel, food, and maybe wine!



Getting Dressed

It’s been over a month since the last update from France but Scout has been on the move! After the welding finished in Condé-sur-Noireau a few weeks ago, she has been moved 100 miles or so to Cherbourg, and is currently in the paint yard, awaiting her first outfit.


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