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Before the stringers, deck beams and hull sides go on was a good opportunity to add hatches to our Secret 20 build. These will allow access to the bilges -and…

Once all the frames had been installed on the keel (see our last update), it was time to break out the laser level again and go around, truing up the…

Secret 20

We took a trip to Brightlingsea to sail a Secret 20 while ours was in transit

After approximately 11,232NM at sea, our new project boat was craned off a container ship and transferred to a freight-forwarding warehouse in a rainy, grey Southampton Docks. Quite a change…

My ancestors were all sailors, and apparently my first words were ‘da-da’ and ‘boat’. I lived on the East Coast and as a boy sailed the Blackwater, the Crouch and…