Back, on a holiday? I understand at least a couple of the boatyards in Oxford are closed today and I guess John is taking off for President’s Day
’cause he’s not here. But how could I miss all this fun? (hint, I wouldn’t actually miss it
Friday was primer day so here is the Legacy awaiting a light sanding in anticipation of top coat. Kevin is down in Florida this week (I guess he’s not missing work either
) so it won’t get painted until next week. With any luck there will be more paint-friendly temperatures by then. It was touch and go on the primer.
And here is a shot from the transom.
Out on the Eastbay 43 we are installing some new instruments. We notice a bit of 3rd world technology on the last install. There was a small gap between 2 panels. They colored in the white with a magic marker (and not that well) and on the right you could look right down inside the helm.
There was a leak evident at one of the portlights. When we pull the trim ring we could see that it was indeed a leak area.
There was also a spotlight problem with this boat. I’m not sure if you can see it in this photo but there is a fair amount of corrosion on the circuit board inside the base. On a cheaper light like this it not worth the labor to mess around with this — we’ll just replace it instead. If it were an expensive light we may have been able to get a new board from the manufacturer.
We are also upgrading the mufflers on this boat. Afterwards we are going to do a bit more insulating around the engine room hatch to try to give the customer a quiet ride.
I neglected to mention Valentine’s Day last Thursday. I turned my sweet heart a bowl (of course) will with delectable dark chocolate Hershey’s Kisses. I was also experimenting with wood dyes — which turned out quite nice. This weekend I was making spinning tops. This is some great stress relief — and Lord knows I need it!