I spent a few hours today on my deck
in a slip at a dock
with a typical task of sealing and bedding. I had a rain leak at a gate brace that needed some fiberglassing in the balsa core
at a small point; a few cosmetic spider cracks and rebedding of a stanchion plate and a couple of portight gasket seals
. 'a bit of grinding, tape, resin, matt, sealant
... you wouldn't think much of it, but I was overwhelmed.
The temperature was in the seventies (*F) and the sky was bright and clear, but the wind
was blowing 20 to 25 mph.
I usually work casually and calmly with such a task, but my trash bag was spinning in the wind
, my blue tape was fluttering, my simplest actions were always a fight and I didn't have enough hands!
I finished with a crappy job. I'll likely still have some leaks
in the two portlights
I worked with and my fiberglass
is going to be viewed tomorrow with cosmetic problems that will require more sanding
and fairing than I should need to deal with.
I can deal with the wind when sailing, but faced with a little deck
work and the wind totally beats me up!
I'm just complaining here. I guess there's no great enlightenment out there!