Out of the Shed!

After nearly 8 months in the shed, Cuchulainn has escaped!

We've left the Shed!

We’ve left the Shed!

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:

The Old Cockpit Seating

The Old Cockpit Seating

It’s a bit better now!

The New Cockpit

The New Cockpit

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.

On the Move in the Hoist

On the Move in the Hoist

To here:

Now Waiting for a mast and Launch

Now Waiting for a mast and Launch

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.

2 thoughts on “Out of the Shed!

  1. Jim Mallabone

    Looking good Nick and Liesel. Great to see the progress made and the finish you’ve achieved.

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    1. YottieNick Post author

      Thanks, it’s been rather a long time in the “doing”! If we come East this year, we’ll let you know and will make contact. Best wishes, Nick & Liesel

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