2461Hrs – Like Pieces Of A Puzzle
Just when I thought I was shaking off my man flu I had a bit of a relapse last night so I’ve not worked at my best today. At least the weather has bucked up a bit though, there was some nice sunshine today and it stayed noticeably lighter into this evening. It’s great to think that Winter is finally fading away. I wore my shorts as a psychological boost!
I’ve continued working my way through the various pieces of plywood that make up the engine boxes, engine wells, mast boxes tabernacle, engine brackets, side decks etc etc.
Today I cut up my last sheet of 18mm for the foremast tabernacle and engine box transoms. The later are made up of two layers of 18mm so there were four to cut. I also cut the four engine brackets which are made up of two layers of 12mm. It’s lucky I had a spare sheet of 12mm because the cutting sheet in the plans incorrectly shows only one sheet being required for some of these pieces when you actually need two.
It’s my intention to continue with this work until I’ve got everything cut except for the deck pod pieces. I’ve got a few modification ideas I want to play with first. I don’t intend to depart from the general structure of the pod because I think it looks as it should and blends nicely with the lines of the boat, but I do want to try and make better use of the space and at the same time provide more shelter at the helm.