Spring ducklings for company
I have been working on the boat pretty much full-time, often into the evenings.Painting jobs have been coming on and our colour scheme is extending through the boat.
It is a slow process to do thoroughly.
Kitchen doors painted up
The other major activity has been to 're-instate' the wooden floor deck in the front hold – removed when I investigated the source of water getting in.This resulted in pulling forward the water tank and cleaning up, rust proofing and re-painting the fore hold and tank.
I also re-designed how the sheets are attached to the hold (subject of a future blog!) in order to keep dry!
Archive photo showing the water tank and rusty hold 2008
At the wet dock, I can spread out onto the hard bank and make some nose and dust!Yesterday it was drizzling. Rob the Boat Joiner is also working on a boat next door – he comes fully equipped!
Anton's diy set-up
After much measuring, sawing, planning – oops, sawing and in and out the boat:
Deck planks laid ready
These were then varnished (2 coats) on the back and painted in red oxide – today they get fitted!
A pleasant diversion – the tug Zephyr being re-floated after it's blacking docking.
Simon and Gary – our happy engineers – job done!