I decided that it would be great to get the deck on before christmas so that we could have a 'christmas party' in the boat. Laminating all the deck beams took some time - the knees have 9 laminates each and main beams have 6. All epoxy glued together.
My brother Nick and I had a fun week of jointing and fitting all the deck beams and then finally nailed down the first of two layers of the ply deck just in time for a celebratory drinks party. A good stage to have got to just before christmas. - 12 months ago we had a christmas party in an empty shed celebrating erecting a 'temporary shed roof' !! amazingly the roof is still there after so many gales.... touch wood