3474Hrs – One Foot In Front Of The Other
My energy and enthusiasm was a bit down today, probably because after all the exciting stuff I’ve done recently I’m now back to some fairly mundane tasks which, although still moving me forward, lack that same visual impact and sense of achievement. It was just a case of putting one foot in front of the other today.
First job of the day was to drop down the forward mast case so that I could get a couple of coats of primer on the underside. As there wasn’t anybody around to help I did it on my own and unfortunately, as I was lifting it down, it slipped, forcing me to move quickly so as to prevent it dropping hard on the floor. I succeeded but at the cost of a twisted back and a pulled wrist.
It’s easy to forget how physical building a big boat like this can be and equally easy to get a bit over confident about your own strength, I’m not as young as I was when I started so I’ll have to be more careful.
Anyway I got a couple of good coats of primer on the mast case bottom, the forward deck supports and the toe rails I fitted yesterday.
I finished off by drawing in the gaff outline on my improvised work bench and familiarising myself with how the gaffs go together. I have a day of paid work tomorrow but I’m planning to crack on with the gaffs on Wednesday.