Another early start and full day in the shipyard. The body was a bit stiff this morning and it took a while to up to full speed. Wonderful weather for painting, nice cloud cover, not too hot and no rain. By four this afternoon the antifouling was complete, just the patches to touch up when she comes off the blocks.
I also fitted a new seawater inlet pipe, a coastguard approved thing with a wire core. It was a bastard to get fitted, I had to curse loudly and get really angry before it would bend to shape. I hope I don’t have to take it off in a hurry.
The stern gland has been dripping a bit too frequently so I replaced the flax packing this morning. A simple job but the stern gland is a bit tricky to access. Next time it needs doing I will look out for a midget or contortionist to assist.
After such good progress today I don’t have much work to do tomorrow. Wrangell is a nice little place and I will do the tourist thing. Now I am off for a shower and a beer or two