724Hrs – Slow Day
I had great plans for today, I was up at the barn early and ready to go. I felt fine even though I was laid up yesterday afternoon and evening with a migraine attack and had slept some 16 hours. before I could start on the boat I had a favour to do for Richard, my landlord at the barn. He has built a shack for working on some electronics and I had promised to put some flooring in for him. Unfortunately I underestimated the job and what should have taken me a couple of hours max ended up taking all morning. Things weren’t helped by the very low temperatures, after the double figures of last weekend we are back to freezing, it was -5 when I left this morning. Full credit to Jacques for predicting this in his comment last Saturday! I will be asking him for weekly forecasts from now on! By the time I’d finished the floor I was cold and tiring but determined to crack on. I mixed up some batches of filled epoxy and filleted the two bow cabin floors and a few other places with the left over mix but to be honest my heart wasn’t in it and the work went slowly. I decided I was fighting a losing battle and opted for something less taxing, I extricated the 12mm plywood ready for the upper bulkheads (first time I’ve used this it’s been in stored for months) and a couple more sheets of 9mm for bunks. By this time I was struggling so called it a day. I really hope I can be more productive tomorrow. As promised the photos below show what I’ve achieved this week. Photo below left shows my laser shooting down the hull to check everything was square before gluing in the floors. It’s surprised me how much stiffer the hulls are now they’re in.
Photo above right shows the floors pretty much finished.
Photo left shows the storage area beneath the main cabin floor,
Photo right is the next lot of ply ready for coating and marking out