The Naiad Voyages

Mark Austen

2016.10.15 - Cockpit Seats IV

It was very hard work just getting together the enthusiasm to get something done on Naiad today, very hard work indeed. I think it is because after the last few weeks of work where everything I did made a massive visual difference to the boat, the last week has been completely the opposite. A lot of hard work and no visual difference at all, or at least very little.

So the only task to be done today was to complete the starboard cockpit seat. The remaining holes were drilled for the screws and the screws fitted to hold the top of the seat in place, or at least the bit that is not the locker lid. Then the entire thing was dismantled, sealant applied to most mating surfaces and the seat put back together again. A tedious, three-hour task that is now completed. And the visual difference? Well, in one place you can see the bead of grey sealant but otherwise, none at all.

Intellectually I know that a lot of work has been done these last few days, but it still doesn't look like it. The next few days will be the same after the port seat has been started. then the open stowage and book shelves in the cabin. Well the bookshelves will be noticeable but the construction of the stowage will not.

I'm going to have to be very strict with myself. There is no reason not to complete a task every day and the sooner I get on with it and get it done the sooner I'll get to the next major change, the cabin top.