Ingressed… Sam I am. What I’m getting at is…
1. also in·gres·sion (ĭn-grĕsh′ən) A going in or entering.
2. Right or permission to enter.
3. A means or place of entering.
And in more ways than one! I’m not about to
whine get into the way my job has been screwing me. The conclusion is that I haven’t been able to actually read blogs, let alone write one!
Somehow though I have managed to get some sparse Zoot Allures time. I sanded the hull’s old antifoul. Much better now than in the blazing sun of spring. Also I took the vane and hung it on the windpilot. That thing is huge! And when I spin it around… well, I’m optimistic that it will clear the backstay. But I really doubt I’m going to manage to fit the wind generator. But I got some polyester cloth and a bag of grommets so I can start the home project of making a nice new vane cloth. The old one is looking sad and waving a 2meter vane wont go unnoticed. Gotta look smart if you know what I mean.
Now the “ingressed” stuff. One day I went down and it was pouring. I always get water under the engine and I know it’s coming from the forward part of the boat. I started tracing. The pic shows the bilge and separation from the salon to the head. (the middle big hole “was” for the shower drain). The little holes where wet. In the head the shelf on the starboard side was wet. Heading to the v-berth I found the shelf all wet too. I took off the panels and found the “ingress”… and I’m not too happy about it. It’s from the hull to deck joint! On an other sunny day I did some more detective work and it apparently is coming in from the wiring which comes through the bulwark… which was/is pretty messy and in despairing need of some loving care. My bulwarks are in general a mess so at least I know (I think) how water is getting in. Now, taking care of those means taking all the lifeline stanchions off…. April seems like a better time!
Now, I know you guys are thinking “hey, this post isn’t like the other jolly posts from Zoot Allures”.
I kinda noticed that myself. ‘Been a pretty “ingressed” month of February. Thank god it’s March!
So I’ll leave you with this
Lovely rug, ain’t it? Concentrate, my little snowflakes … what IS lovely is the package on it. It’s in London right now and shall be in my hands the end of March. The package dummie… not the rug!
So as always,
Stay tune and cheerful,
ps…. and if you want to see someone who was on a mission, you should see Spike Lee’s documentary on Michael Jackson “From Motown to Off The Wall”. Another example of the law of attraction… something I’m sorta kinda working on. Cheers