By S/V Lealea | May 07, 2016 at 03:09 PM EDT | No Comments
By The Skipper:
From the start we knew that the not always perfect Southeast Alaska weather would be a major factor. We have not been disappointed.
Although we had a very mild Winter, it has still been wet. Very wet. We have been teased by some fifty degree afternoons recently but for the most part temperatures remain between the high thirties and the mid forties on the Fahrenheit scale. Rain has been near constant.
Now that we have reached the point of transporting pieces between the boat and the workshop locations for fitting adjustments we need a few hours without rain.
We made it down to the boat for the first fitting of the main bulkhead on Thursday but it has been raining heavily since that afternoon. The forecast is for dry weather (By Petersburg standards) for the next few days. A flurry of activity is in our forecast. We will be scrambling to get the bulkheads fitted so we can turn them over to Chris for glassing. There is still a lot of cleaning and preparation for the interior painting of the hull and reinstallation of the new bulkheads forward as well as the ceiling anchor strips.
Meanwhile, back at the workshop, we have a lot of painting and varnishing to do on all the furniture pieces Andy has manufactured for us.
Very soon now we will begin putting it all back together. It is taking longer to complete than we anticipated but, in terms of man/hours, we are still right on schedule.