872Hrs – Enforced Break
The weather is still crap, near freezing rain again tonight, I was determined to get something done though because I will now be away until Sunday on a work related trip to Ireland. Tonight I got the double berth base glued into position nicely. I’m pleased with the way I am now creating ‘inside’ space in the hulls, enclosed areas, clean, bright and smelling of new paint. It was quite odd working in the big storage space I’ve created underneath the berth. I just have the gas locker floor in the aft section of the port hull and the locker floor / toilet area forward in the starboard hull to finish and I will be close to starting on the main bulkheads. Realistically it’s looking as if May will be the earliest opportunity to really get into gear again. I intend to use the time in between as best I can including the visit to Beaulieau Boat Jumble. I am also in contact with Martin Hivon in Canada who is trying to get a group of builders together so that we can all benefit from a bulk order for aluminium masts and stern crossbeam. It may be tad premature for me but it is a good opportunity to save money and I figure that having two masts lying alongside the boat may just act as another incentive to crack on!