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Light at the end of the tunnel

Well, not really.

I have been keeping a 40 watt incandescent light burning inside Flirt to combat the dampness that seems to creep in during the winter. Even though she is all buttoned up as best I can get her, without a proper main gangway hatch, ports, or even all of her toerail screws filled in, water finds a way to inside to make everything damp and dreary.

So I came home to this sight:

illuminated hull

With her gelcoat partially removed below the waterline (SB side only so far) and my sanding off all the internal pain in the v-berth area, the glassfibre is quite translucent and that 40 watt lamp is doing a good job of illuminating the driveway under Flirt.

Sad to say, there is not much to see inside my sprite, everything has a uniform coating of white dust that is part resin and part paint from where I have been taking a grinder to her ceilings.. hopefully the nice weather on Wednesday will let me actually do some positive work.

While I do not usually post pictures of myself (or even allow them to be taken) I had to give everyone an idea just how thick the dust gets inside:

Dusty Me

Dusty me 2

Thankfully the mask and goggles do a decent job of keeping all the fine dust out of my eyes and lungs. It is quite choking when I take them off to wipe them clean or scratch my nose

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A long time sailor who has been away from the water for too long, I am working hard to bring an old and abused boat back to life. When not working on my boat, I can often be found working as a Stage Hand in Atlantic City or just out and about on my Mountain Bike. I really come off as a quiet and boring person when people first meet me.

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