Work has been mean to me recently. Last week was back to back shows for 5 days that left me precious little time for sleep, let alone getting any work done to Flirt. This week is shaping up to be more like normal, so I was able to get outside and do a little bit today before I go back to work.
I did manage to lay some duct tape over the hole where the sink thruhull was. After laying in some fibre and pouring in resin, It filled up nicely. Today I ground down the outside part to expose a big bubble inside and laid in some chopped matt and more resin. I still need to paint some more resin on to fill in a few small gaps, but it is almost ready for fairing.
While I was doing all this, I noticed a visitor had appeared. Anything left attended for more than an hour will become a home to something. Mice, birds, wasps.. today I was visited by a young Preying Mantis. I have usually only seen the fully grown ones, but this little guy was a little over 3 inches in length (he is on a 2 inch wide ratchet strap there) and was more interested in catching his next meal than in anything I was doing.
The Mantis is one of my favourite insects, right behind the dragonfly. I take this as a good sign.