By S/V Lealea | March 02, 2016 at 02:11 AM EST | No Comments
by the First Mate
Got a lot done yesterday and today. Andy, our carpenter, called first thing Monday morning and said he was sound again and ready to work. He dropped by later in the morning and picked up patterns removed from the v-berth and by mid afternoon several were already cut.
While Andy worked in his shop I worked on the deck outside which has been drenched in sunshine both days. The temperature this afternoon reached 46 degrees, a bit less with the wind blowing gently along the creek. I've spent the last two days mindlessly sanding cedar strips and enjoying the view, very pleasant but still chilly.
Tomorrow's highs are expected to be around 46 degrees again with no rain or clouds in the forecast. By tomorrow, all the v-berth pieces will be ready for staining, we've decided on #215 Red Oak, and 35 cedar strips will be sanded and ready for their first coat of penetrating epoxy.
If the mild weather continues Chuck and I will spend the next four days mindlessly painting, staining and applying coats of epoxy.