572Hrs- Port Hull 2nd Fill
I had a busy time this weekend and was unable to work on Gleda. I didn’t mind though because my daughter paid one of her rare visits from university and we had a really nice weekend together. The weather was lousy though and yesterday after a windy day of heavy rain with temperatures only just above freezing the evening brought the first snow of the winter. This is quite unusual for the generally low lying centre of the UK in November and does not bode well! Overnight though the temperatures went up a few degrees and all the snow had gone by morning. I took advantage of this temperature rise and tonight I was able to second fill the port hull in a balmy (or is that barmy) +4 degrees! Work and other commitments means that build time will be short this week but this filler is going to need a few days to harden. Anyway I have hull stands and keel strips to work on in the meantime. Tomorrow I am going to order a couple of tins of high build epoxy primer as I’ve decided to get a coat on before turning the hulls. I am resigned now to the fact that I will not be turning the hulls by my first year anniversary, I am now aiming for Christmas.