3086Hrs – Enclosed and Weather Proof
It’s been a busy couple of days on and off the boat but two good work sessions have seen another significant step forward on the road to completion.
All the hatches, ports and vents are now fitted and the whole boat has had a second topcoat of paint, this means that for the first time ‘Gleda’ can be closed up fully and she could be exposed to the weather without problems. When she’s outside and the conditions are right I’ll apply the last coat of paint in proper daylight!
That’s not likely to happen for a little while yet but none the less it feels good to have got her to this stage. It’s actually going to be a bit strange knowing there’s no exterior building left to do on the hulls. Of course there are various bits and pieces still to be attached like the lashing strakes and rubbing strip and there’s plenty left to do elsewhere but as I said, it feels good.
I do have a little bit of paint to touch up here and there but I’ll take it easy tomorrow. The barn desperately needs a good clean up before I move on to anything else.