Chart plotter (& varnish) and plans for sailing

Preparation for varnish

With the aim of eight coats of varnish, Steve’s hoping to get one coat done each day with reasonably good drying weather, and not too much rain.

Conscious of plans to go sailing, he’s also had a big ‘tidy up’, removing spare timber etc., ready for sorting out as rubbish or storage at home.

Now we know the date of Simon & Ricarda’s wedding in Paris, Bev’s been trawling the Internet to secure the best options for our two trips to France. Trains and an apartment for the wedding ceremony and ferries with the van for the trip to the party are now booked, hopefully allowing sufficient time down in Woodbridge to finish fitting out ready to go sailing at the end of July . . .

In between preparation and coats of varnish, Steve’s also been thinking hard about options for the chart plotter, and has come up with an ingenious plan for a swinging bracket allowing it to be used inside and out . . . rain has set in again though, forcing him to revise the varnishing schedule!

  • Chart plotter on hinged bracket
  • Swinging the chart plotter
  • Tidying up
  • Preparation with at least six coats done now!
  • Varnishing under cover
  • Looking much better
  • Hatch cover drying on the aft deck

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