We arrived at the yard after a week of not really working on Kata Brava full of energy and to our surprise the gates were closed and on top of that the combination code had been changed so we were stuck outside the gates for a while. Luckily enough John the yard manager arrived and we soon found out that it was a public holiday ‘Presidents Day’ so the yard was closed but it did not stop us from advancing on Kata Brava.
With more rain predicted for the end of the week and for the weekend we decided it would be good to try and weld the areas in the cockpit to limit further water entry into the boat.
We cut out the porous metal around the cockpit drain holes and welded in new plates. Cockpit seats areas also got new metal and part of the cockpit coaming was changed too.
On deck we cut away the flat bar going around the boat which was used for the teak deck limitation.
All this in the confined space of the saloon cupboards, forward head and midship cabin, a long slow process.
Before we knew it Friday was here and along with it the forecast of rain that was predicted for the weekend. We got half a days worth of work before packing up. In all this week was kind of short but we progressed well.