Juliane Hempel has managed to fit Ester into her busy schedule. As well as supplying us with advice regarding the construction and rig, she has drawn us an up-to-date lines plan of Ester. This new drawing is based on the hull found on the seabed, rather than Mellgren’s drawing.
We expect to find some differences between these two versions. Armed with this new drawing, we, or perhaps more rightly Juliane, is now able to do all of the complicated stuff that naval architects do. She will help us verify the position of the keel, the position of the mast, the rudder and then to consider the gaff sailing rig.