Repairing "Weir" Auxillary Bermudan cutter rigged Ketch
Great news today ,big milestone.. 2 big milestones in fact .. Over the last days I have finished painting the topsides 3 coats on each side. looks very nice ..as I add more coats in the future the finish sheen will only improve .. Installed my automatic bilge pump but still to connect otherwise also ok.. the big news today however was starting the engine !!.. Perfect ..start 1st time on the key , and minor adjustment to the idle when in neutral.. settled on around 850 rpm.. the engine ticks over like a sewing machine ..Its a shame I can't post a video of it ,, would of liked to shared the moment with you all.. So what does that leave me with to do.. well a few jobs still, but relatively minor in the great scope of things!!. 2 more coats of topcoat just for luck. Paint anti-slip on the deck , then I can refit the Bowsprit.. continue painting the rubbing strake and the cap rail.. refit 2 stern mooring posts (Bits) and repair a hole in the marine ply deck ...This won't take long .. then I can think about re-installing the anchor and anchor chain .. then in she goes ..will be looking for crew to help me take her 2 miles to her own berth.. anyone interested??..
- Sep 6, 2019
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