So, life got in the way of posting this week. But, here it is: our weekend’s progress. We arrived on Sunday morning to find a list of things to do and a boat with the non-skid sanded off! And we were greeted with a list of tasks. This was also a good thing, because we weren’t quite sure how much we had left to do. One of Nina’s first tasks was to track down any air bubbles that had been exposed by sanding off the non-skid, grind them down and basically fill them with body putty. This turned into one of those learning curve projects, but after many spots of not quite spot on puttying, she learned how to do it properly. Tom gets to make them smooth.
During the week Tom got the mounting plate for the boat anode zinc installed. This is the super zinc that all of the underwater metal parts on the boat will connect to so that if there is any electrical imbalance, the zinc will dissolve before the expensive, important metal bits do. He also cut the rudder tube for the autopilot quadrant (and fixed our attempt at fiberglassing a small copper tube to a larger one).