790Hrs – Method or Madness
OK I’ve kicked myself up the arse and (after picking myself off the floor) have started applying some thought and method to get things moving again. I am realising that it’s much easier to work when not much thought is required as to what to do next, when things are big and obvious. The stage I am at now demands something different otherwise, as I have learnt, you start to lose direction and momentum, drifting from one job to the next and and not achieving much. So, I have reverted to my original plan of working methodically through each hull, getting one compartment at a time ready to paint. Having done that the compartment gets covered over and forgotten until the paint arrives (hopefully next week). If I crack on I can reward myself with the painting because I always enjoy doing that. I now have three forward compartments in the port hull ready for paint and hope to finish all the compartments in the port hull this weekend. Thanks to Jacques for his comment about the inspection hatches, I considered doing as he suggested and making my own however I have ordered 6 circular Barton screw covers ( 4 x 155mm and 2 x 103mm ) for less than £50, they should do the job nicely and save me some time.
I forgot to mention that I had a very welcome guest at the build shed last weekend. Adrian Honeybill is a very experienced multihull builder and sailor who has recently launched his latest boat which is a one off design but with lower hulls very loosely based on a Tiki 38. You can see photo’s on TheMultihull website here. Adrian is a regular contributor to TheMultihull forum and I confess to having been a bit apprehensive about having such experienced eyes studying my efforts. I did make it a condition of his visit that he was honest and critical of anything he didn’t like however I think he was too polite! He was a great encouragement to me though and I much appreciated the time he spent and the valuable information he gave. Thanks again Adrian. Whilst I’m thanking people I must add Scott Williams in Mississippi USA and Dave Vinnicombe in Durban South Africa to the list for their words of encouragement during my ‘low ebb’. As I keep saying but keep forgetting I’m not really building alone….thank you.