3362Hrs – What It’s All About
We’re locked into a period of dank dark weather right now. Not a hint of sunshine, everything is damp to the touch, daylight is in short supply, it’s the time of year I dislike the most here in the UK, but thinking of next year keeps me going.
My work sessions may be shorter these days but I’m making them count, and as I’ve said many times before, any movement forward is good movement. Today I got the side deck tops and engine box bottoms primed and one set of engine box lids glassed.
Over the next week I’ll get all these components finished and back up onto the boat which means I can relax over Christmas and then start afresh in the New Year.
I’ve all but finalised my order of timber for decks, gaffs, tillers, tillerbar, lashing strakes and rub rail. I’m using Western Red Cedar for the decks, Ash for the gaffs and tillers, Iroko for the lashing strakes and rub rails. I’ll get the order in before Christmas for delivery early Jan.
It was nice to get an e-mail from Hanneke today sharing a video she made at the ‘Golden Oldies’ meet in Sete, South of France, back in May. Towards the end there are some super shots of Jacques Tiki 38 ‘Pilgrim’ sailing along beautifully, watching it reminded me what this insane boatbuilding is all about, it’s about sailing. Thanks for sharing Hanneke.