By S/V Lealea | March 29, 2016 at 04:04 PM EDT | No Comments
By The Skipper:
We have been very busy lately but that is no excuse for neglecting our blog.
The past week there just has not been much going on. It has been much too wet for painting and varnishing. Even indoors in our workshop the humidity is too high to get a good finish on the more visible parts. Our carpenter is sick with something his kids brought home from school so we have no new pieces to finish anyway. We could shoot hours of video of scraping and sanding the inside of the boat but watching it is even more boring than doing it even with the comical music and fast forwarding the video.
Friend and shipmate Tom is arriving tomorrow to help with the project for a week or so. We hope he will bring some dry weather with him from San Diego. With Andy sick, we will have to work around the carpentry by removing the fuel tank and water maker so we can access the after bulkheads and get them out. It should not take any great level of skill to cut out the simple rectangles of the cockpit locker bulkheads and get them glassed, painted and reinstalled but we will be working without shelter on the boat. Hope it stops raining long enough to get that part of the job done.
Meanwhile, Laura is going to Cordova, AK to work at the veterinary clinic there for a week. We could use the money to help with the cost of the project and she can't really help at this stage anyway until we have more of the furniture pieces and interior bulkheads cut.
In terms of man hours and expenditures, we are right on track but the calendar is relentless as the unproductive days slip by. We allowed for weather delays but maybe not quite enough.