1337Hrs- Cold Starting
Thanks to everyone for your words of congratulation I’m really happy to be able to continue as before and I thank you again for you’re interest.
I was reading yesterday that the positions of the Gulf Stream and Jet Stream this year are making the UK more vulnerable to Arctic winds bringing cold air down across the country, and that the predictions are for a cold winter by UK standards. I know that will make my readers in places that get a ‘proper’ winter snigger but hey, it depends what you’re used too and here we’ve become well used to winters where -3’C is considered a deep freeze and a covering of snow a blizzard! I mention this because today barely got above freezing and felt a lot colder because of the wind chill we also had a couple of sleety showers. I certainly had to wrap up well for my bike rides and work session. It took me a while to pick up where I’d left off with regards to the boat. I spent a bit of time studying the plans whilst supping my mug of steaming Bovril. I decided to carry on with the stern areas and make a start on the decking. Having looked at the ply cutting sheets I established that the stern decks are actually made up of three sections of 9mm ply and are cut from the same sheets as the bow decking. To be sure I marked everything correctly I decided to cut these bow decks first so I actually ended up working both ends at once. I’ve made good progress and I’m clear now what I need to do over the next few work sessions.