Monday, August 16, 2010

Filthy mess

Filthy messThe deck project continues.

All those tiny pieces you see had to be smashed and prised out from the surrounding studs, as the wood and studs there were in relatively good condition.

My original idea of cutting the studs through the wood with a big angle grinder cutting disk was a non starter. Because of the very real risk of fire from the hot sparks produced.

At the moment, it's impossible to avoid tramping mess into the galley, and also the rest of the boat. Especially when it's a bit wet underfoot.

I'm sweeping up as best as I can as I go, but the rusty deck needs proper rust busting before the dirt is finally gone.

I also notice that the pristine clean, white, bulwarks are now spattered with brown stains from the chainsaw or splashes from the inevitable puddles on deck.

The impact of all this mess, everywhere, is hard to describe.

Visitors on board would, quite rightly, be wondering about my sanity from the look of the place at the moment.

6 comments:

  1. I feel for you Tim, my house looks much the same, everything torn apart. One day when its all done, you will be so happy with the final result.

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  2. Don't get despondent you have come such a long way. Once it is done it will look great and you won't have to think about it again for a long, long time. Chin up x

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  3. Hi Rhianna

    A step at a time and it will be done...

    Regards

    Tim

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  4. Hi Fran

    Thanks for that, it's just the beginning of a long haul here.

    I don't doubt the happy outcome though.

    Regards

    Tim

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  5. Yes, as the other two have said, you have to keep the faith. I know how it feels to have the mess, but boy it's good when it's all cleaned up and painted! You just have to visualise the finished product.

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  6. Keep at it Tim. When the project is complete you are going to feel a great sense of satisfaction. And maybe even a little bit of relief.

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