A retired joiner who spent nine years building a boat with his son has published a book about the project.
Brian O’Hare, 81, pictured, and his son Neil, 52, spent thousands of hours constructing the 30ft long boat which was completed last year.
The ship is made from around 80 per cent recycled materials with many parts and features cannibalised from other disused vessels.
Brian, of Manor Brook, Accrington, has now published a 177-page book filled with pictures and anecdotes on his experiences called ‘Not of Sound Mind’.
The grandfather-of-six said: “It was later on in the project that I started writing the book. It’s take about two-and-a-half years to complete.
“My first thought was that I should have kept a diary about building the boat.
“I decided to do it from memory and put a story together with lots of pictures and showing how we did it.
“I’m really excited about it being published.
“It’s not been done as a money-making project but just for a bit of fun and for people’s interest.”
Brian, who now enjoys taking the boat out on the Menai Strait in Anglesey, said the book was released online through Amazon and has had a good response.
He said: “We have sold about half-a-dozen copies so far and I have given quite a few to family and friends.
“The books have gone all over the world including New Zealand and Europe.
“To have your name in print is not something many people can claim.
“It’s got a very good reaction up to now and I hope people enjoy it.”
The boat, which cost around £10,000 to make, sleeps four people and is fitted with a galley and toilet.
Most of the major parts have been salvaged from other boats including the engine, port holes, the rigging gear.