a friend brought his drone and took some shots...not much wind...
When i was working on the engine sound insulation. i found a couple drips of water on the overhead, which is the cockpit sole. did a test drill from below....and found mush.... 3/4" ply. well it was 3/4" ply
So now the decision... repair from above or below. the area will be covered with a foam "teak" product so the topside appearance isn't important...
plan is to take a mallet and sound out the area and see how far the mush is by sound... and then decide from their to go in from the top or bottom...
that's the challenge... I work so I can afford the boat. get plenty of sleep, working on a boat makes you tired. get my calories mostly via liquid. which also helps with the sleep...
I enjoy the project aspect of it. last three weekend were spent at work 10 college commencements and one alumni weekend). So now that hell is behind us, more time can be spent sailing. I have been out half a dozen times this year. Spent the night on the boat sat nite, went sailing for about 5-6 hours on sunday. have some weekend destinations planned in the near future.
Pops is coming up in september and I thin he and I will take a week to tool a round the bay
we are in cruiser mode now, I took a bunch of extraneous tools and stuff home. yesterday. brought some linens to the boat stocked up the refer and snack bar.
honestly some of the stuff I'm doing is not mission critical. I went all season last year with an ugly cockpit. Its a 30 year old boat, projects never stop...
Well the season has come to an end.... pulled the sails off the boat yesterday. Since next weekend forecast is calling for rain... Haul out scheduled for dec 7
Beyond the customary winterization work...
Some of the Other Winter work that I’d like to get done
New shore power outlet
Some sanding and refinishing of the interior bright work.
Scuff sand and repaint antifoul
Repair damaged cove stripe
Replace a couple seacock/thruhull
Minor modifications to the stack pack and lazy jacks
Replace rear main seal on motor.
Recut/modify new to me Genoa and main