1018Hrs – Thank You!
As predicted it was a busy week with no chance to work on the boat. I am pleased to report however that the time has been well spent and that things are looking up. I can’t give much away just now but I can say that the danger of serious risk to the project has passed and I can see a way forward beginning to appear. My sincere thanks go particularly to Creed, Cynthia and John Paul, Martin, Jacques, Nonthawat, David, my brother Andy, and especially Windy for the words of encouragement that have helped me through these last difficult weeks. I know I will have some good news to pass on to you soon.
As always it felt a little strange to get back to the boat, but it also felt good to start again without the nagging worries of late. I picked up where I had left off with the mast beam knees. I measured and cut all the remaining components and dry assembled them to check everything. I then took them apart, sanded all the areas to be glued and then glassed the inward facing sides of the pieces that will form the beam trough. This is done to increase the wear resistance. All went well and I will be able to start gluing them up during my next work sessionon.