To bring things up to date with progress so far…
Most of what I have achieved seems to have involved making holes in the hull.
My first task was to mark out and drill the necessary holes for the propeller/rudder assembly. I’ve yet to fix all the pieces in place as its a quite a major task to get everything square and true.
I have also cut the holes for the bow thruster. I’ve chosen to go for a working version at a little extra cost rather than simply using the supplied piece of tubing.
The anchor box has been assembled and fixed in to place. There was a size discrepancy between the template for marking the aperture and the box itself so the hole was simply cut larger to accommodate it.
And finally I have drilled out the cut-outs in the stern and am in the process of filing these to there finished size.