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Gail is up country for a couple of weeks so I’m here on my lonesome just cracking on with jobs as best I can. The weather remains cold and it’s wearing me down but I know that the work I do now will pay big dividends in a few months time when we finally get sailing again.
I had a bit of a disaster the other night when my smart phone slipped out of my fleece pocket and somehow managed to slide through the gap between the foredeck and the hatch. I just heard a clunk and a splash, never even saw it go. So that’s another bit of my old life gone forever, it’s been replaced with a cheap as chips Nokia that just makes calls and texts. Apologies to any of my Twitter followers reading this, looks like I’ll be offline for the foreseeable.
The last few days have been mainly taken up with the pod enclosures and newly delivered side wings, it seems to have taken forever to get them fitted nicely and then to start touching up paint and making good from where the old ones were fitted. I got the wings fitted in their lower ‘rain mode’ today in anticipation of the forecast weather. The wings have additional lashing points which means they can be raised on the outer edges and tied to the shrouds rather than the rail, this will give a bit more headroom over the hatches but will probably work better when they’re in ‘shade mode’.
It’ll be interesting to see how they perform but hopefully, with the pod sides rolled up we’ll have a dry corridor running between the East and West wings of our residence. (That’s if we can fight through the tomato plants Jon!)
In between times I’ve been painting the wooden bits of Lewis. He’s now had two coats of primer and a first coat of white but it’s time consuming waiting for each coat to dry. Hopefully I’ll get all the painting finished in the next few days so I can start assembly.