3524Hrs – Blowing Old Boots (Again)
I cut my work session short today as the wind gusting through the barn was making things hard work. I could hear the squalls coming across the fields and through the trees before hitting the barn, throwing so much sawdust and crap into the air that I had to close my eyes, bits of ply and timber leaning against the walls got blown over and one gust even blew a full box of wood screws off my workbench!
Before the worst arrived I got some strengthening pieces glued onto the deck pod roof as well as some hardwood pads in the positions where the locating pins pass through the roof.
I also got the gaffs all sanded down ready for the next stage of building.
Thanks so much to everyone for all the positive comments about my deck pod roof design, it’s great to hear that you approve.
I forgot to mention yesterday that I might well put a sliding hatch in the centre of the roof. I’m thinking of using perspex so that the helmsman can more easily check the set of the aft sail. If I make it large enough it should be possible to stand safely on the helmsman’s seat with just the upper body through the hatch so as to pull down the sail for reefing and furling.