With our time on the count down, this week has been about painting, painting and more painting.
Between the Spring showers Cheryl has been sanding the deck in sections and painting them. Then when the weather turns we paint areas inside such as the steering locker, the aft head/shower, the bilges, the engine room and the black water tank pit.
I have also been busy building a new companion way hatch and more longer term temporary hatch covers.
We rented our storage unit in West Ashley and have been organizing and packing our gear in the unit.
The week before last we had scheduled to have Kata Brava lifted with the travel lift to sand blast and prime the remaining bare spots of where the boat stand pads were and more importantly to sand blast and inspect the bottom of the keel. However the weather forecast was not looking good so we canceled the lift and pushed it forward to last weekend. As the weekend approached the forecast again was for a lot of rain but with limited time left for us to work on Kata Brava we went forward with the lift on Friday afternoon.
So Saturday I spent the day grinding welds between rain showers. Sunday it rained continuously so we were stuck unable to re-weld. Luckily for us today Monday Pierside Boatworks gave us the time needed to finish our work before setting Kata Brava down again.
Cheryl made me delay this post by a day. Sometimes she can be a little superstitious and been as this week is week 13 and Kata Brava was up in the air she thought it would be safer to only post once she was back on solid ground. This weekend was one of the wettest and windiest we have seen in the last 3 months here, not that fun while working under the keel of a 25 ton yacht.
Stay tuned for this weeks update.