3637Hrs – Remember These?
It seems unbelievable that it was in July 2008 I received delivery of three 6061 T6 aluminium tubes from Canada and it’s only now, nearly 5 years and 2500 hours of work later that I’ve been able to extract them from the crate they’ve been stored in and start to think about getting to work on them.
Actually one of them, the stern tube, has been out for a while but the mast tubes haven’t moved. I found this photo taken on the day they arrived when I couldn’t resist seeing what the stern tube looked like in place. She’s come on a bit since!
Considering how long they’ve been sitting in very wet crate they actually look fine.
Once they were out of the way I was able to shovel and sweep loads of damp leaves and crap from the port side of the boat and see ‘Gleda’ from a different angle for the first time.
As promised the weather is finally starting to warm up so I dug into a couple of hours sanding and then after a big clean up I was able to get the first coat of primer slapped onto the toilet compartment.