2490Hrs- Spaced Out
It’s funny how this boatbuilding lark goes sometimes. There are days when you arrive ready to crack on, with a clear plan, eager to make the day as productive as possible, and then it all just slips away for no apparent reason. You keep going, you make a little progress, but you come away at the end of the day disappointed and frustrated with what you’ve done.
Today was not one of those days. It was one of those where you arrive feeling a bit tired, unclear what you’re going to do and not expecting much at all. You make a start because that’s what you have to do and before long you feel better, things start to flow, you pick up momentum, everything you do just works, they are great days and you wish there were more of them.
This morning I thought I’d keep things easy, I thought I’d make a start by drilling and counter sinking holes in the lashing strake spacer blocks I made yesterday. I flew through the job and so I thought I’d just screw a few to the hull and see what they looked like, I fixed a couple then a couple more and I just kept going. Before I knew it the day was done and I had all 104 (I underestimated yesterday and had to cut some more) screwed to the hulls.
They need a bit of adjustment to fair up the curve before I mark round them, take them all off again, prep the hullsides and then glue and screw them back on permanently. So there’s plenty left to do before they’re finished but I’ll be well chuffed if the rest of the job goes as swimmingly as today.