Tim Harrison has always had a passion for the sea. So, of course, the next logical step was to enrol onto the 38 week course at the Boat Building Academy and produce his own high quality boat.
Firstly, tell us a little about yourself
I’m a retired Civil Servant with many years sailing experience based in Taunton, Somerset.
How did the project come about?
The project came about through the 38 week long course at the Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis. The course is largely practical, covering traditional and modern wood construction methods and composites.
I decided to build a boat and after a discussion with the course instructors I chose to build a 12’ ‘Mallard’ dinghy, designed by Andrew Wolstenholme. I decided to call her “Tucana”.