More photos…

It is so much easier to post photos than to write details… so here goes…

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That was cat abuse from a hard working kim, taking care of the aft cabin

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A not so pretty hull. I scaled the rusty spots all around, hard work, and found a couple bad surprises… the worst one is the deck over hang, which serves as docking protection and luckily is not structural, that is rusted through on a fairly big portion… i’ll need to cut a piece about 10 cm by 4 meters and reweld… big job. I might need to hire somebody to do that, as it is an overhead weld and i’m not sure i can handle it… i’ll try though…
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You can see how it looks on this photo. I banged on it with a hammer and that’s why it looks ragged, but what happened is that water made its way inside and rust ate through the metal over the years, it probably never was painted in there. From outside it looked okay but when i tried to remove small rust scale, i found that the metal left was paper thin,with many holes… so off it goes… to explain a bit, this ragged hole doesn’t lead into the boat, only inside a small compartment formed by the deck on the top, the hull on the back side, and the rusty piece on the under side… so it is not a disaster, the integrity of the hull is not compromised at all.

Otherwise i also found a hole through the hull out of the chain locker, but that was expected,since the chain locker looks like this :
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But that will be easier to take care off…
Making progress though, doing good. It is very nice to have kim back and not be on my own anymore…
Two others are on their way, driving down from the states as well, and then my parents will fly in on the 8 th of may… so we should have plenty of help for the final sprint, the Big Painting.

And also , beside all this, we found some time to play some music together with kim, her on her violin and me on my new concertina, which is real great. And as a threat, here is the sunset in front of me as i write this…
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