At last! - I've got a coat of primer on the back deck - a first coat at least, though you can see the stern part has had a second coat, as it's looking a bit shiny there.
Looking back, this particular project started six months ago. I was expecting something pretty straightforward then.
I had no idea of the ripple effect this project would have:
- Early in July I discovered the neighbours did not appreciate the sound of my air hammer on the weekend, so I had to do the noisy stuff during the week.
- Right in the beginning of August, I was aware of a few holes in the deck, which I temporarily covered with Duck Tape. At that point, I had the back deck almost completely stripped and was hoping that the welding that needed doing was not going to be too much of an issue.
- Later in August, I got around to busting the last of the rust from the back deck near the wheelhouse doors, a task which was slightly harder than I first thought.
- In the beginning of September, the first of the holes were patched. The knock on effect of this being I had to empty the contents of the steering room, so as to get the cutting and welding done safely.
- During September I was discovering just how much disruption the back deck project was causing, as I had to strip the galley ceiling.
- Towards the end of September we had pretty much all the holes in the galley roof welded shut.
- Early October saw me removing the plumbing I had previously been so proud of, to enable the hole in the shower room roof to be repaired.
Worth it? I think so.
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