Coigach Lass, the community rowing skiff of Coigach in Scotland's north west, was turned over last weekend and extremely spiffy she looks.
Interestingly, the admiring comments on the Coigach blog post come mainly from other builders of the St Ayles Skiff. The magic of the internet is that excitement and competitive spirit is building up online, something that would have take years to achieve in the days of newsletters and the local papers.
No fewer than 17 skiffs have now been ordered, according to kit builder Alec Jordan, and others are being planned. The first rowing season should be very exciting.