This weekend had elements of the Great Leap Forward, progress was made and then we would remember what we should have done. We got stuff done by less than linear routes, but I still feel like a rocket scientist compared to many of the figures in the news. The other bright side has been drop dead gorgeous weather. If you are sniffing glue and paint fumes it might as well be spring.
So much for paint fumes how about some glue? Nina had insulated the hull below the chart table. This will be out of sight and we had old red vinyl that was supposed to recover the dinning room chairs when the boys were young…
So so far Nina has been doing all the work and you may be wondering what Bill was doing? Well he found some more destruction that needed to happen. Bill had decided that one big electrical panel would be better than three small ones. Also, with Gypsy looking so good the old panels were a bit clunky so a redo was in the works. The area behind the chart table had been divided in three, hence three panels. Well, a bit of destruction showed that the dividers were not tabbed to the hull. So more unlinear progress happened.
Gypsy has a secret compartment behind the chart table. Bill also remembered that we wanted to add a second door to make the space more usable. It would have been better to have remembered this before we had painted, so it goes.
Another project that has been on Nina’s project list is to find a new home for the starter battery. Bill tried and he had found a place that was close to the engine, but it was outside of the quarter berth and it was in the way. Bill has found a new spot for the battery. It is not perfect since it sort of bisects the space under the quarter berth. This has become less of an issue since we have decided that under the quarter berth is where the water maker will go. The water maker will fit around the battery and so the space will have a function. It just will not be a storage space.
To wrap up this week’s report I know you are all wondering what is happening with the backrests. I mean we have only been working on them for months. Well they have started getting painted.
So with some luck we will get a coat or two of paint on after work this week. We just have to remember paint first – then the martinis.