Now would someone please learn to repeat back to me: "Don't ever paint another bunch of boats!" (Or is it "ships"?) I have just spent over five hours working on about half of what you see here. It's amazing how complicated something like this is when you really have to stop and look at it.
I've learned the hard way that it's a lot easier to paint something if you have intimate knowledge of all of its parts. And I am a prairie child. So what do I know from boats??? So your second task, Oh Gentle Reader, is to let me know if something's wrong with her. Be specific. Draw diagrams. Go down to the harbour, Toby and Lynne. And you, Sandra, reconnoiter East Coast harbours. Come visit me with a paintbrush.
Waiting to hear.