Now back at home base with a list of jobs to do

Now that I have come back from Scotland for a while, it is now time to get on with some of the jobs nearer to home. Mainly my own boats and get them ready to go sailing again. I have to get the new cabin sides made and also the new cabin roof to make and fitted and so my wife can start to do the job she likes doing, that is the painting and varnishing the wood as she is good at it. This leaves me to get on with the more dirty jobs of clearing out bilges and sorting out engine controls and clearing water tanks.

Once the cabin sides and roof are on then it will be the turn of the cockpit to get rebuild and painted and under seat lockers made to store all the loose gear that is used in sailing the boat, such as warps,fenders, fuel cans, gas bottles etc…. Once the upper works are done then it will be the turn of the hull to get the once over and be painted once more and the toerails and rubbing stakes and other deck trims to be varnished and then the deck to be repainted with anti slip deck paint.

At the same time interview a young person to train as an apprentice boat builder and teach the person the age old skills they need to be a good boat builder in the future.

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