Some may and should take well earned pride in sailing a home built Morbic.
Alas my only achievement is to sail a home built bucket.
Fed up with the scruffy plastic item which held our fenders I ordered some heavy canvas and began learning new skills.
It is stitched with whipping twine, the base shaped round an odd end of rope and a marine ply base.
As mast hoops are too expensive the upper rim is stitched round an embroidery hoop, the two parts being glued together.
Each hole for the rope handle is reinforced with two fibre washers covered with buttonhole stitch.
It is not fully water tight but enough for baling by a frightened crew in an emergency.