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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake
God help me, I am *still* varnishing.
Normally, visiting the boat during the winter helps me cope. The boat is in the water, I climb inside, fire up the heater and maybe have a drink, putter about or look at opportunities for future projects. Sometimes I read, or take a nap. Sometimes, I'll have dinner if the cabin can be made comfortable.
Visiting the boat with the cabin sole torn out and the bilge floors exposed, does NOT make for a soothing experience. I sat on the port settee, among the dust and piles of tools, staring into the bilge. Unsettling. Disappointing.
If I can lay 2 coats today, and 2 coats on Friday, I believe I can put it back together this weekend. I still need to make up the quarter round trim, but at least the boat would be functional.
Alacrity, 1981 Tartan 33 #168