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Had a wonderful visit from Dick Persson today, when he delivered my long-awaited, newly refurbished (much rebuilt) J R Robertson torpedo-nosed courting canoe. We gave it its first bath and test paddle, then put it away for the winter. A two year plus project involving extensive rib replacement and new planking throughout the mid-section; the ends and decks are original. Dick tells me he has a complete photographic record of the rebuilding process, and I should probably leave it to him to describe the task in detail. However, I couldn't resist sharing some photos showing the master putting her through her 'sea trials'. Thanks, Dick, for all your hard work in overcoming the re-fit problems along the way. I know it wasn't easy.