At last the interior varnish project is over! The interior now looks the best I’ve seen it but for how long I don’t know. It’s taken four of us the best part of eighteen days to get it done, we stripped most of the galley and nav area which had taken the biggest beating. Two sealer coats, two gloss coats and then two rubbed effect coats to give it the Matt appearance. The rest of the interior got two coats. The weekend was spent cleaning out all the mess and putting all the doors and draws back together, now all the cushions are back in and I just about have a boat to work on again.
The interior is a much harder and more time consuming project than the deck due to the nooks and crannies you have to get into and prepare compared with having long flat surfaces which are easy to sand. As much as I am loving the finished result now I hope we don’t have to do this again for A long time.
So only a couple of biggish projects to happen before the RORC Caribbean six hundred at the end of this month. We are re painting the water ways as the last time they were done it was rushed and has not lasted, currently I have some great painters working on them and I am confident it will last for many years to come this time. Also we are up grading the engine alternator as the old one has been very unreliable, unfortunately there have been some set backs with the suppliers in America and although I was expecting them last week now they are telling me next week which I am not happy about but we still have time to spare, just.
Finally I am able to concentrate completely on my own jobs list and getting the boat race ready for the 600. I have a list as long as your arm with hauling out, anti fouling, wet sanding, changing propellers, replacing rudder flaps, changing wind gear, removing doors, swapping out floor boards blah blah blah. You get the idea but this is the stuff I like to do as it makes the boat go faster and life easier when racing at sea.
Twenty days to go before the start so I should get and do some work.