Thursday, 26 January 2012
Life Weighing You Down?
I epoxied the decks onto Katie yesterday. I have a coffee jar full of self tapping screws which were given to me in 1985 by Davie Burns my next door neighbour in Scotland. They have been used and re-used for all sorts of projects. Quite a few of them went into my old Wolseley. I used them to temporarily fix the decks to the gunwales, they're back in the jar now for the next time.
Aye Waste Not Want Not Laddie.
Above is my stash of lead weights liberated from Her Majesty's Map Factory about twenty years after they stopped using paper charts. There's an old divers weight in there too. The middle of the deck was tending to spring up a bit and needed persuading to lie down. The after deck, below was even more bouncy so I had to do some improvising and stealth landscaping.
Ratcatcher John got in touch to ask why I was building with reinforced concrete, no doubt he'll have some quip about my strange launch trolley.