Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Summer break

Not a lot has been happening on board Gannet this summer.  Dave has been very busy doing the hull of another boat that almost sank.  Had to be taken to dry dock and a new bottom put on it.  Some incredible tales of jacking up an entire boat to weld on huge sheets of steel to the underneath.  Quite impressive when one thinks about it.  Given the boat is sitting on its hull in dry dock, how to weld new sheets on?  It involves some very clever jacking and special support structures built by Dave.

It would have been good to see this but sadly I was too busy.  Dave has lots of work on this summer (good) and we have agreed that the interior work on Gannet can wait until winter when work for him is more scarce.  This seems sensible.  I do need to line up some portholes by early next year for him to work on.  Seems like a good compromise to me.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there. I was hoping to talk to you about Gannet and your experiences. Is there a way I can reach you somehow ?

    Thanks, Matt