Yes, 11 years feels a bit like a confessional but after it dawned on me the enormity of the task I decided I would have to just try and get it right regardless of the time. It certainly got a lot worse before it got better and the contemplation time can be excessive when you ponder over every detail.
From the last few sails it all seems to work ok, just some fine tuning but then I now know that will never stop.
The boat tent project is on going, I have acquired a Lichfield Mk5 with no poles from ebay with a hope that it can be easily converted as recommended on an earlier forum posting. Although I am tempted to leave it till the winter and try to make a canvas model.
Sailing is now my current priority.