Cold & Foggy Night
A night of freezing fog meant a slow trip to and from the barn, the sort of night where you half expected to see a headless horseman galloping down the lane. I swear there was even fog drifting through the barn! I have upgraded the epoxy warmer because the energy saving bulb wasn’t really generating enough heat so I swopped it for a standard 100w to get things cooking. I will need to use some epoxy soon so I need to get it warmed up. Not an enormous amount done tonight really, I moved both backbones and laid out polythene over the lofting floor before re-aligning and temporarily screwing down the first backbone ready to start fitting. The polythene is there because epoxy doesn’t stick to it and the backbone won’t be much use if its stuck to the lofting floor! To warm up a bit I also shifted the 16 sheets of 9mm ply onto a flat pallet as I noticed it was getting out of shape sitting on the battens I originally stacked it on. Next job is to start making and fitting the skeg and keel doublers, butt straps, bulkhead guides and hullside flanges. To be honest though I am on a bit of a wind down for the holiday now and thoughts are turning to a period of R&R to recharge the batteries for the New Year. I had a great night out last night and I’m hoping its the start of something I’ve waited for a long time.