3512Hrs – Working To Weather
I’ve felt better about things today. The weather is still lousy but given there are many who’ve lost their homes to flooding and the power of the sea these last few days I’m not going to complain.
The gales in the South West have caused widespread damage and it’s sobering to hear folks who’ve lived and worked in these coastal villages all their lives describe the seas as monstrous. In the early hours of Wednesday morning a weather buoy in Mounts Bay recorded a wave of 22 metres (75 feet), possibly the largest ever recorded off the British Isles … incredible.
On the plus side the temperatures have been slightly better, high enough in fact for me to unclamp the second gaff I glued a few day back. This allowed me to spend a couple of hours with sander and router getting some shape and smoothness into both gaffs before setting them back on the bench and gluing in the hardwood jaw blocks.
After finishing work on the gaffs I went back to my deck pod roof experimentation. Actually I’ve gone past the experimentation stage really because with the roof constructed and now a couple of big holes drilled through the deck pod I’m pretty much committed. The photo below shows one of the adjustable supports I’ve come up with. If all goes well tomorrow I’ll have all four supports in place and the roof dropped on. I’ll be interested to hear what you think.