After nearly 8 months in the shed, Cuchulainn has escaped!
The painting was finished a couple of weeks ago, although, I didn’t get the thinning of the final coat right so it doesn’t look nearly as good as I would like. It is much, much better that it was. The old cockpit:
It’s a bit better now!
Almost everything has been put back onto the deck; there’s a few pins for the canopy and cockpit enclosure to put on. The Boss came down a few times so that we could tighten up bolts that went through the deck, particularily, for the chainplates for the rigging.
The mast will be stepped on Monday around 12:00ish and we launch on Thu 26 May around 08:00. At last!
Stop Press, Sat 21 May: We have three leaks! I think I had left a hole for a eye bolt in the foredeck which is dripping quite badly; the windlass will need to be reseated as a cable is partially trapped and the aft bolt is weeping slightly.; finally, the new vent over the galley has a drip once every 15 mins or so. They will be cured on the 1st dry day – possibly Mon.