He was last seen on TV show Richard and Judy hoisting his home-made Viking longboat over the roof of his Isleworth home.
Now David Jones is back, but this time he has converted his craft into a Norman ship and has a point to prove.
The new version of the vessel, that took him a year to build, is to form an impression of the boats as seen in the Bayeux tapestry, which depicts when William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066.
Furniture-maker David, 47, of Avenue Road, said: "There is some debate over whether the triangular sales depicted in the tapestry would have actually been used, or if it is just a warped sense of perspective.
"I believe the triangular, spinnaker sails would have been used as a safe way of moving an invading fleet quietly and safely in one direction, without the chaos and shouting of a crew tring to reef a square sail over the heads of many nervous men, horses and cargo in changeable seas."
Although David admits he is not a very skilled sailor, he is going to launch the boat on the Queen Mary Reservoir in Ashford on Sunday.
He said: "I have made my own spinnaker sail by cutting up a regular square one. The boat is to have its maiden sail and I will prove my theory."
To show his thanks for the continued support of residents, his ship will be on show as a piece of living history at a fete at St John the Baptist Church in Isleworth, on Saturday, June 28, between noon and 4pm.
Also taking place will be a Norman treasure hunt, beer tent, cream teas, bric-a-brac and a grand raffle.