3292Hrs – Cold Weather Working, Warm Weather Dreaming
It was dry today but low single figure temperatures with a bitter wind, I’m gradually adjusting to it. Thicker jacket, thicker work gloves, wooly hat, socks in the Crocs, still wearing shorts though 🙂
First up I gave the port engine well a light rub down to take off the sharp edges from yesterdays glassing then I got it back into the warm epoxy shack, flipped it over, and filleted/coated the inside.
Nice to hear from Cynthia and Jean-Paul on Tiki 46 ‘Apatiki’ asking about the epoxy warmer. I seem to remember them sending a comment from Turkey telling me how warm it was and now they’re doing the same from the Cape Verde Islands. Thanks a lot guys!
Just to rub salt in the wound there’s a super photo on their blog and you can read the full story HERE.
Seriously though, reading about other Wharrams like Apatiki is the fuel that drives me forward during these cold months, and knowing that this is the last Winter I’ll be building only drives me more.
Oh, and to answer your question, my epoxy warmer is nothing more than an old tea chest fitted with a light bulb and a foil door. It stops the epoxy turning to treacle and becoming impossible to mix. It looks a bit tired now but considering this is it’s 6th Winter it’s served me well!
I’ve also continued work on the port engine box today, it’s slow going as I can only assemble bit by bit, gluing as I go and making sure everything is square (that’s what the weight and piece of wood are doing). Tomorrow though the box should be strong enough to get the interior partitions in place which will bring me closer to finishing it.