Saturday, 30 July 2011

A clear head..........

Having been away from the boat for a couple of weeks for various reasons i think a little distance helps bring things into perspective. It was enjoyable rather than anxious walking around my boat; something i hadn't done for a while.

I had a delivery of parts whilst i've away which i duely opened this morning and got excited about as well as another delivery from the excellent folks at east coast fibreglass, quite ironic as i had ordered amongst other things, fire/solvent resistant resin which i would have had a day earlier had the delivery van not caught fire!

Still having had some distance between myself and the project i have re-focussed and will be back to it soon enough.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Light at the end of the tunnel.

I am nearing the end of my cockpit locker/engine room nightmare, for tomorrow i start cutting the engine bearers with a template i have made to sit over the propshaft. I think my mood will lift once this is at an end.

After that the engine room is ready for a coat of brilliant white epoxy and a fuel tank which i will make then finally onto the deck moulding from which i got side tracked back in early march! Still having painted the newly made lockers in brilliant white it does look pretty good.

I will post pics when time permits

cheers rog

Friday, 8 July 2011

Just a quicky

When you're fighting gravity it is truly amazing how much time you lose - 3hrs to tab in two 1.5m layers either side of cockpit floor/ engine room top, if there is anything more tedious & or frustrating emails to the above address.

cheers roger

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Enthusiasm where did you go?

I wrote an entry a couple of weeks ago entitled 'Mission Creep' bemoaning the length of time everything is taking having wondered a bit from the original brief. Having read it through i published it and then promptly deleted it as it was incredibly negative and written after a bad day in the shed.

Its strange as two weeks on i still can't get motivated, in my day job as a chippy i move mountains all the time because i have to and i'm paid to.

I think this project has taught me that the only way i seem to function & work my hardest are when there's pressure of some kind and payment involved as i just find it so hard at the moment to get motivated

Chatting to friend the other day i said if someone told me the boat had to be gone in 8 weeks from the back garden i would probably have the entire project wrapped. I'm wondering because there is no immediate pressure of deadline or finance that i have lost my way a little.

Or it could be that after two years of grinding, cutting and sanding i'm finally getting fed up of the boat, having said that i am determined to get it in the water for next season but if i knew then what i know now............................