1284Hrs- Sixth Sense?
Were my hibernation feelings of yesterday just coincidental or were other powers at work?
This was the scene as I left the barn at 4 this afternoon. It had been bright but cold in the morning then the clouds rolled in, hail turned to sleet turned to snow and the temperature dropped to freezing. Despite the horrid conditions I cracked on with work in the stern area of the starboard hull. At least I was out of the wind in there and with the heater on it wasn’t too bad. I’ve made a list of the jobs I need to do and I intend to work my way through it as well as I can depending on funds and circumstances. I need to re-think my old ways. For example, right now I need some larger sizes of timber for deck bearers, I can’t afford to buy as I would have done before so instead I am laminating some up using timber I already have. I won’t have a problem with this as long as the strength and quality of the build is not comprised.
The photo left shows my first experimental laminated beams glued and clamped. At the temperatures we have at the moment I’ll leave it a few days before I try cutting and shaping two bearers out of it.
Today I’ve also fitted the ply doublers underneath the aft beam trough and prepared all the areas to be filleted. This took quite a bit of time due to my previous messy epoxy work! Anyway there’s plenty to go at in my next work session. Tomorrow though I’m going to see a man about a job… wish me luck!