The Newgrange Currach has moved on in leaps and bounds. It is difficult to know now what is left to alter or tweak, perhaps the rudders' shafts could be slimmed or the ballast reduced, the boat is slow but very steady and fun to steer. The winds are to change, they say, next week but don't hold your breath, it has been northeasterly for the best part of 5 weeks now. The worm in my head still slithers and slimes - the rawhide seams could break anytime. But each day I check for weaknesses in each seam and all seems good so far, for as much as I can get to from the outside. It has always been the greatest question in all of this archeological experiment....will the seams holdout????