Alasdair and John P fixed the vices to the bench after a prolonged battle with the holes; by the third one they had christened themselves the ‘Vice Squad’. This bench has been built by a surveyor, an accountant and an architect; what could go wrong? Jules and the writer gave the boatshed a serious tidy and re-design, then cleaned one mould and re-taped it. Stevie has got two more random orbital sanders working. There was a choice of two cakes. This project is going extremely well on the catering front. Another solid fifteen hours: 53 in total.