At last some of the jobs are coming to an end and the launch date as been set.

At last some of the jobs are coming to an end on some parts of the yacht. So that the major jobs appear to be behind us now. It is the smaller jobs are going to take the time to get through. However,with two or more of us getting some of the jobs done it will be easier to get to our launch date of a month from now. Although the yacht will not be in a sailing condition it will be afloat and the hull can have a chance to start to take up over the coming months before the winter gets here.

The first time the yacht when in the water it when deep six as the planking was some dry it took a long time for the planking to take up. This time we will help it along the way by wetting out the lower planking with a hose pipe with holes in it to spray the inside of the lower planking to give it a chance to swell before putting her back in the water and stop her from going the same way as before.

The main jobs for the coming week is to lay a new cockpit sole and make the cockpit seats and start to make the coaming fit the cockpit side decks, another job to get on with is to paint out the fore peak of the yacht and re-fit the chain locker bulkhead and paint out the forward bilge area.

Once the hull as had it’s final coat of white gloss for the year, then the Rubbing Stakes can be made a start on and then they can be varnished as well a the cabin sides at the same time. Then the last of the major jobs can be finished off the covering of the cabin roof and the hand rails and the sliding hatch can be fitted.

While the outside is being done the is a far bit of work to be done on the inside with varnish brushes and masking tape as other jobs need to be done in there at the same time.

So all in all a busy time now between now and the launch date.

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