After four months isolated from our family due to Covid 19 movement restrictions we were able to visit our Sydney based family on Sunday and dine in the evening with local friends. Those activities took precedence over boat building or sailing so a return to swinging off the side of the Laser was delayed for another week. Sunday was a great sailing day at Middle Harbour where 30 Laser sailors from various clubs met on the water at Middle Harbour and it will be good to join them in the near future.
Meanwhile back in the shed another bulkhead, bulkhead D, has been fitted with furniture cleats and bulkhead E is well on the way. With only so much room on the floor of the garage I took the afternoon off to chase up my major timber purchase and procure a little more to keep me going.
That done it was still a fine afternoon so I turned my attention to the building frame.

When I built the frame for Passion X only the best materials were used so consequently the frame needed very little attention to bring it back to working condition. Over the years I have used up any left over epoxy glue to seal the timber on the building frame and part of today’s job was grinding all that epoxy resin back to a flat surface.

Tomorrow I am doing an urgent Category 4 audit but despite the boat building time lost to visit the club I think that bulkhead E will be finished and I will have a session cutting up timber for more furniture cleats and for the big laminated post under the mast. I am thinking of laminating in a ribbon of carbon fibre on the centre line of the mast post as a permanent line just for show.

A very pleasant working environment to restore the building frame to working condition.

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