The final coat! Next 'fitting out' and then in couple of weeks will be the first opportunity for 'launch day' with a bit of luck.
This is also the time for making up some of the small components both in wood and metal. Above is a brass plate to protect the pointed bow from any future knocks. This was shaped from a straight bar and then heated and bent around a former of the correct shape. Below is a lifting toggle for the stern end.