3443Hrs – Cold Weather, Warm Heart
This morning was foggy and freezing, this afternoon it was just freezing. I really felt it and it took a good soak in a hot bath when I got back from the barn before I felt warm again.
It was a good day though, I started work on the forward deck bearer supports that are attached to the hull sides and I had a welcome visit from another Tiki 38 builder.
Malc Whitehead is building his boat in a barn up in the Derbyshire Peak District and in conditions far worse than those I have and like me he’s building solo.
Malc visited me way back at the beginning of my build, and while he’d bought his plans years before (sail number 20 whilst ‘Gleda’ is 107) he’d still not started to build. I was very pleased to hear that he’s now making good progress and has the lower hulls nearly completed.
He’s on the lookout for a more suitable build site though and I wish him luck with that.
Anyway I was pleased to show Malc over ‘Gleda’ as we swopped thoughts and ideas, and as always a real treat to talk ‘Wharram’ with someone who shares the insanity.
I’ll talk a bit more about the deck bearers tomorrow but for now here’s a photo. I’ll also have some exciting news about the launch following a long conversation with the boatyard yesterday. Watch this space!