Thursday, December 8, 2016
Saturday, December 3, 2016
For anyone who's not caught up with what this travel is all about, have a read in "here". http://below40south.com/ There are 10 videos under the "Media" heading, and lots of reading.
Yesterday I spent the day with family, we had an early Christmas lunch, I mowed the grass around Dennys house, have mine to do today, then its packing. Lots of drawing to do, all stuff that I should have got done weeks ago but of late there really needed to have been two of me to get through all the jobs. Wedging things apart enough to take a month out at the busiest time of year ( summer here of course, unlike you northern hemisphere people who are in the cold ) is not easy. But one way or another Denny and I will be on that plane on Wednesday evening.
I've some tools to pack, there are a few little jobs to do on Howards boat, clothing for Santiago where the temps are plus 30 deg, thats around 90F, and for Punta Arenas where it will be about 12 deg, thats early 50sF. So two lots of gear, tools, some reading matter, computer and charger plus adaptor plug. I have to be able to carry all this, and there are weight limits on the airline so it will be probably about 25 kg, (55 lbs).
I will be blogging as we travel, so --- Watch this Space.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The starboard side lower plank, I've glassed the forward section before I hang the plank, thats the "parka nylon" squeegeed on over the epoxy and glass to help the finish. Why did I only glass the forward section? Simple. I ran out of cloth so did the area thats really hard to get at and will do the rest when the plank has been fitted.