There is a long story that goes along with this object…
A good while ago, back when i was still having 6 week holidays from school, Dad gave me and Oliver 2 pieces of wood glued together. He then told us to start sanding them down with a point at one end and at the other a curved back.
After 2 days of sanding this wood, my brother and I still had no idea what we were doing, later on that day Dad took us to B&Q to buy some metal and other bits n bobs.
After we got home we found that Dad had finished off the sanding and had varnished them too, we then realised what we were making…boats, and the metal was for a keel.
After we had finished making the boats using B&Q sand bag bags for the sail and bike spokes for the mast, Dad took us down to Maldon to try them out. It did not go well, the boats instantly fell over, so we went back home to put outriggers on one side, then to find that the boats then just fell over the other way. That is why this boat has 2 massive outriggers to help keep them upright.
I had so many fun days down in Maldon, crabbing, sailing these boats and just generally being outside.
Dad always liked to keep us having fun and enjoying every second of each day.