Another loaded week for Kata Brava in Pierside Boatworks Shipyard.
I started a little poorly this week as I got a piece of steel in my left eye on Sunday afternoon. Thinking it would flush out after a good wash and some rest Monday my eye was swollen and red so off to the eye doctor I went. 30 minutes later I was back on the boat with a numb left eye and back to grinding welds with this time even more protection.
Not that I wasn’t wearing any but by now my eye was very sensitive to the light, hence the the dark glass’s under the protective glass’s.
Being race week here in Charleston there is lots of activity in the ship yard with boats arriving on trailers, getting rigged and launching all throughout the week. We on the other hand were getting ready for sand blasting which started on Wednesday and carried on through to Thursday.
While Cheryl was waiting for the sandblasting to be over she found a small job of cleaning the cockpit back rest locker doors, here is a good picture of before and after and of-cause Cheryl showing her cleaned door.
Three hours later Kata Brava was finally fully primed, a great sight and feeling of accomplishment. Friday afternoon a second coat of primer was applied.
We’ve also been busy applying the left over barrier coat paint to the cleaned bilges, pictures will follow in next weeks update as well as the tale of the rudder which is nearing its final stage of restoration.
Stay tuned for next weeks update.