|Beginning - at this point I thought it would only take 2 hours!|
First, we hauled the dinghy up the boat ramp in Bowen and set it in the shade of a picnic table. After washing it down, we started taping together a paper pattern using our old marine park maps. This seemingly simple act turned out to be quite fiddly and difficult. We worked at making the pattern for over 8 hours.
I was over the moon when a bunch of people who'd been water skiing took pity on us and gave us some of their beers at sunset :D
|Marking out the patterns.|
Another whole day on this task. By sunset, I had 5 pieces of ripstock material marked, cut and ready to be sewn.
|Part of the pattern monster...|
|A simple success story.|