… a bit too busy at that. Work’s (day job) is in full bloom even though we aren’t getting paid and the Athens Concert Hall just might close(!?). It’s been hard to deal with Zoot Allures because of power editing all day and passing out when I get home. But I do have some stuff for you, my little snowflakes, who are following this blog/diary for some strange reason.
Last week (Wednesday) I did get down to ol’ Zoot. ‘Can’t remember details but the main “thing” that got done was getting the genoa up (front sail for the land lubbers). Alex came by to help with a French cruiser on his small renovated Pearson Triton (cool guy living his life like I’d like to). Long story short, the top drum isn’t sliding very well on the foil and it was really hard hoisting. The halliard can be plucked like a double bass… not that I mind that, but it is another thing I gotta look into before I get into trouble.
Last Saturday was Mom’s 80th b-day! We had a surprise party for her on Friday night in town and had a jolly time. Saturday morning I joined my floating pride. Pretty much exhausted I just took care of tidying up and getting back into the liveaboard frame of mind. That afternoon Mom ,Sis and aunt Lilia came for a swim by the rocks and I took the opportunity to wire-brush the slime off the dingy mooring “Italian cloths line”. That night the winds piped up (alot) and Sunday was rock n’ roll day… something to get used to again. I left that night due to work with a client bright and early Monday morn. Narf!
Ok. Enough blab! Boat stuff. Last week I did manage to blast out for supplies. Got 30meters of 22mm mooring line and hopefully I’m ready to renovate my mooring. The main thing to do is to replace the 6meters of 16mm chain between the “Θ” chains and the rode. I’m in 6meters depth. Hopefully I wont drown myself or screw up my ear like last year. Oh yeah (almost forgot) Aunt Lilia brought me a basil plant which all boats in Greece need for good luck. Also useful for salads and pesto at the end of the summer!
Homework back home… Got all the screws, washers (plastic ones too) and wing-nuts needed and got the whole photovoltaic doghouse bridge ready for installation. Having the second panel at home, I successfully measure and drilled the holes in the aluminum bars and dry fitted. Ready for hauling it all over and installing.
Yesterday, Wednesday I got down to ol’ Zoot with the bars and did my first attempt to install. A slight flaw in my design became apparent. I’m going to have to attach the panels to the bars first and then fasten the whole thing to the hand rails due to lack of access to the center holes. Here a few picks of yesterday’s gig.
ps… my client is late and I’m blasting this post in. I’m real busy and tired. Gonna be a busy weekend too. Mooring diving, panel screwing, hanging, drinking, socializing, eating, sleeping… still gotta figure out why Perkins temp ain’t rising and have a “shake down sail” too! Plus the club is having 3 races (which I refuse to participate) and a party at the port Saturday night! How rough is that?!