Originally Posted by Richard5
Physical illness is the first true sign that the restoration
has begun. Did you include this in your schedule? I'm half serious, for most projects-depending upon duration-I allow for up to 1/3 of the crew to be incapacitated by illness somewhere along the line. While maintaining a schedule is important, it is secondary to the quality of work completed. Diminished ability because of illness is the enemy. Now it's up to you to control the effects of illness. Do not underestimate the recuperative powers of rest.
I will enjoy this thread immensely. Thank you for posting
. Rest well and best wishes.
PS: Pic #2 of your 1st post, I am curious about the exposed elec. wiring
in the cockpit
at the base of the mizzen. Will this be left as is after completion?
Nope, I've been doing this a long time. We are all used to just soldiering on when sick around here, it happens a lot and you can't just drop tools in the middle of a refit
for a week to get better if you're an integral part of the team. The yard can be a nasty place in winter, with everyone sick but still wearing a fullface all day. That's where we're at now. We all whine a lot, then crack jokes about it and keep moving. A careful schedule is not really part of my project
managerial style, I've been doing this too long and know well that any plan will not suffer contact with the enemy (military maxim that applies to many things). A plan just gets in the way of what really needs to happen for me. I find it best if you just commit fully and dive in, plans and budgets are for those who want to complete a small project
, not a lightning
fast full restoration
. At least that's how I do it. Once you start taking a boat down to bare bones like this, there's no telling what you'll find. The only certainty is that there will be problems you didn't foresee.
That exposed wiring
is usually under the boot. The mizzen is deck
stepped, and the mizzen wiring goes through a compression
fitting at the step that keeps it watertight, as well as the boot. We're doing new standing rigging
and a full suit of new sails
from Schattauer Bro's. as well. Power furling
units are being sent back east for service
, etc. etc. There's lots happening on the rigging
end, but that work happens on the other end of the yard so I have less photo's of it.
Thanks for the best wishes! And, and as to a screwdriver for a cold chisel, sometimes we work with what's handy! Was doing all the real work with the cutting disc, just trying to see if it was cut through yet. Damn coupler was really thick! They're machining a new one as we speak.