…… Not a total failure, just not a successful of a job that I was expecting. Actually, the failure is going to be this post due to the fact that its the first time I’m doing it with this dinky little samsung tablet, into kingsoft word app, into the wordpress app yada yada with the pictures already uploaded from home, while I sit in front of the cadac desk at a Industrial Technologies 2014 conference.
Yup, work is still going strong, so is not getting paid, but I did have a weekend. Saturday with ol’ Zoot, Sunday avec la squeez.
Carpentry…. at last I knocked off 2 projects. The v-berth insert and the under-cockpit storage space. The insert board has been ready for a year. I picked up a rod of wood 2x4x270cm, the screws and got with it. The plan was not to open new holes and use the same screw holes already holding the berth. It worked out pretty good except that the right side middle screw defeated me. So I defeated it by leaving it in … dumbass screw. And speaking of dumbasses, you’d think with my mechanical engineering experience working with in a equipment development group on route 128 around Boston in the ’80s that I could easily measure some twigs and holes and aline everything perfectly. Nope, not even with the help of a digital caliper. Oh well, I’m a lousy carpenter, but the job is done, is functional and all it needs is some oiling and a new trapezoidal pillow.
Under the cockpit…. dumbass #2. Those floorboards which I had carefully marked “top port and starboard” are wrongly marked! I switched them around and they now fit beautifully. They needed some bits sawed off to make the placing easier. I even did some planing which was my first time. Long story short… planing wood is difficult.
Conclusion….. I now have a great respect to carpenters and want to be one when I grow up.
With an hour left before heading back home for some quality time with the squeez, I tried out a steam cleaner I borrowed from Alex. My wall and ceiling lining just can’t get clean. So be it. It never will.
Hey, it’s almost May and I wanna launch. Time to start wrapping up the winter dryout thing
Ps… Sunday with the squeez was a nice relaxing “much needed” day. We stroled downtown, had lunch and hung out at a friends new shop. Check it out!
Pssss …. oh yes, I almost forgot. I had my TT600 yamaha motorcycle serviced and was bitching to him why vises are sooo damn expensive. He’s a boater aswell and donated to Zoot Allures this
It’s a baby vise with a suction pad and a ball and joint swivel thang. Pretty nifty, eh. Now I can eg. Saw a screw without blasphemy!