Tagged: UHMW PVC

3562Hrs Gaffed 2

3562Hrs Gaffed

Well last nights storm was a belter. 110mph recorded on the South Coast, two lives lost, including a passenger on a cruise liner hit by a freak wave in the Channel, more torrential rain adding to...

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3489Hrs – Inland Inundation

It keeps on coming, day after day, week after week, rain, rain and more rain, at this rate I’ll be able to forget about transport and float ‘Gleda’ down to the coast. At least the temperature...

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3480Hrs – My First Gaff

Gaff is an Irish/English slang word for house, as in ‘fancy coming over to my gaff for a drink?’. Today I’ve been working on the nautical type of gaff though, as in ‘a spar to which...

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3226Hrs – Two Big Rudders Hanging On A Boat

Some good progress made today and ‘Gleda’ now looks even more shipshape, albeit temporarily. My challenge today was to get the rudders temporarily into position so that I could a) check the fit and b) mark...

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2835Hrs – Almost There

Another solid session today although unlike yesterday I ended up doing less than I’d anticipated. I underestimated the time it would take to drill the 6 elongated locating pin holes. I needed to take care that I marked...

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2786Hrs – Still Beaming

I’ve continued work on the beams today. I very much want to get them painted whilst this prolonged dry spell continues but I think I have at least one more work session to do before I...

2688Hrs – Sun Beams 0

2688Hrs – Sun Beams

Another solid eight hours of productive work today, helped along by the warmest day of the year so far with lots of very welcome sunshine. I love how the work just flows along on days like...

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2680Hrs – Pack Up Your Troubles

I’ve had a really productive day today. It’s a little strange because visually the boat doesn’t really look any different but I’ve ticked off another potentially tricky job and its taken me all day to complete...