Over the past few days I have been assembling the various elements of the gantry and crane. Although in the boat’s final guise it wont be hauling nets, I think the mechanical arm fitted with some kind of claw will be a great feature. The assembly itself has been very enjoyable, with no major issues. Just have to take care to measure and check everything before cutting as each element of the crane needs to fit well to the next. Still a fair bit to do on it, adding pipes etc and it will need painting before all the elements come together.