We arrived at the boat shop Sunday morning and we saw Gypsy with her hull painted. The Perfect soundtrack would have been Also Sprach Zarathustra: we were like the cave men finding the stone and it was good.
Energized about the paint job we focused on the work we needed to do. Nina worked on getting the dodger ready for paint, filling small imperfections and papering the underside. I worked on the spinnaker crane. There was more machining of parts and sanding. While I made piles of aluminum shavings Nina mounted blocks on the mast for the line controls for the whisker pole car. We also put the second Nicro vent on the deck and got the manual bilge pump mounted in the cockpit.
Monday we installed the engine panel and the plexiglass door that protects it.
Nina installed the locker lids for the port and starboard lockers and the propane locker. The locker lids look a bit anemic but it’s because they need their coat of non-skid. The remaining locker lid needs a paint touch up, so it did not get installed yet.
We both worked on the main companion way hatch and the sea hood.
I also installed the blocks for the Monitor wind vane control lines.