1009Hrs – Off Plan
I have taken a big leap into the unknown today. I have resigned from a well paid job that I have been in for 13 years. Four weeks from today I will be unemployed. This blog is not the place to give details, all I will say is that I had to decide which was more important, a pay cheque at the end of the month or my integrity and responsibility to others……. I chose the latter. By doing so I have put many things at risk, not least the project. I have no safety net, I have to keep my balance and get to the other side. Ah well stepping out of my comfort zone is something I need to practice before sailing beyond the horizon!
I did do a couple of hours at the barn tonight but I really wasn’t with it at all. I took all the screws out of the stringers I glued yesterday and all looks good. I didn’t mention it yesterday but I am using thin 50mm decking screws to hold the stringers in place rather than the wire suggested by Wharram. I find the screws pull things together much tighter and make positioning a lot easier. After that I started looking at the centre section bulkheads and in particular the mast beam troughs. I immediately spotted a problem. You may remember the off plan additional lockers I created beneath the saloon seating, well one of them extends underneath the mast beam knees( see the photo)….arse! That’ll teach me to make modifications without checking that they won’t cause problems later. I have now created some extra work to reposition the locker lid.