1352Hrs – Weather Window
As comments from Jacques and others show, all of us who build without the benefit of a completely enclosed and heated workspace suffer from frustration and delay during the winter months. This is particularly true in the earlier stages of the build when there is less that can be done away from the boat like rigging and canvas work for example. I know that I am luckier than most as the UK doesn’t suffer from the extremes that a lot of builders have to put up with. I’ve also been lucky that since I started the project we have had two particularly mild winters. This year it’s nearer to the norm but today we got the first substantial temperature rise since the start of the year, starting a thaw and finally allowing me to do some gluing. I took full advantage and got in a good productive work session. I finished off the starboard stern section and made a good start on the port one. I glued all the deck supports and glassed the inside hullside joints. Once these have cured and I can remove the clamps I have plenty of filleting to keep me busy this week. Hopefully the weather will be a bit kinder and allow me to start pushing on.