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Job #9 - Cockpit locker lids - started

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Chuffing freezing, but needs must, and a distinct worsening in the condition of the cockpit locker lids lifted them to the top of the queue...

This one has actually holed, so it's currently being used while in a bin bag to keep water out of the boat...  I remember distinctly this one cracking.. I caught one of the lines I use for retaining the tiller under the edge of the lid when I sat on it..


Not so bad - but the beading around the edge of the boards is splitting..



Basically my fault..  should have painted them well before now and they would have been good for another season...


So large sheet of 12mm exterior ply was 28 squids.. didn't need that much, but a small (half size) sheet of the same stuff was still £23, so I figured I'd buy the big sheet.. plenty for spare...

I used the old lids as templates for the new one's, and with the use of the trusty jigsaw soon had two lid shaped bits of ply.. 

First fit looked pretty good, edges could have been straighter but I …

Seasons Greetings

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Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year, and here's wishing us "Fair Winds" for 2015..

That was the year that was... 2014

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Lest you think I have shuffled off this mortal coil I can confirm that not a lot has been done since lift out - she's scraped and cleaned, and to all intents and purposes is ready to go back in the water except for a coat of anti-foul, but I do have some jobs to do (see list top of page) and I'd like to get some of them done before next season, but the weather has turned wet, windy and cold, and I have a shed load of other stuff to do!

So, I do at least have time for the traditional review of the year past; I've said it before and I'll say it again I really enjoy putting this together as it's a good excuse to read all the old posts, and look at the video and pictures from this years logs....

I would say that it's been a "Good" year, definitely a step up on last year, almost a classic and only missed on that because of time constraints that kept me off the water as much as I'd have liked.... the summer was even better than last year and seemed …