Two Become One Again
Yesterday was a big day, Despite a busy schedule Mike the yard owner took the time to crane in the beams and deckpod and by mid afternoon we had the two hulls joined together for what I very much hope will be the final time.
Over the past couple of days I’ve had invaluable help from Jake Woodnutt who sailed his Tiki 26 ‘A Roamer’ over from Alderney at the weekend especially to help me. ‘Gleda’ simply wouldn’t be as she is today if he hadn’t done so and I’m immensely grateful.
Today we greased all the beam pins and fitted the hardwood retaining blocks and then this afternoon made a start on the beam lashings.
As things stand it looks as if ‘Gleda’ will be craned further into the yard on Monday afternoon so that I can fit the stern tube, ramp, aft platform and rudders. If all goes well she’ll then be put into the water on Wednesday.
I confess that lifting the complete boat by the beams is something I’m not looking forward to but it’s got to be done.
Apologies for the short post, I’m pretty bushed tonight, but I’m very happy to be sleeping on an assembled boat.
I’ll post more detail when I can, for now though I’ll let the photos do the talking.