Wednesday, January 02, 2008

As good as it gets.

Um… we’ve just received the best Christmas present we could possibly wish for. On returning from the annual tour de families on Thursday 27th, we found ourselves (unused as we are to having leisure time) at a loose end as to what we’d do next. Then I switched my phone back on. Contained in my inbox was a little gem of a message from Jon at SBS, he said that they’d had a reshuffle of their diary, and that therefore our little project could now be fitted in, starting on the 2nd January (Holy shit!). Therefore we cancelled, or at least seriously postponed our new year celebrations, dropped everything else and have spent the last five days driving ourselves down to Wendy Ann and pushing like mad to make her ready to accept her new paint. We’re absolutely knackered, quite apart from the large holes in our deck that Robin allowed himself to be persuaded into coming in to weld up, and the anode studs he and Becky welded on at 9pm the same day, it has taken an incredible amount of time and effort to get all that bare steel really clean and dust free. This really shouldn’t come as any surprise by now. So instead of seeing in the new year at some wild party, we made ourselves a cup of cocoa and went to bed early.
Even our Jan de man got involved with knocking the ginger rust in the engine room back, he did this by calling me up to convey festive merriment, got sidetracked and ended up inviting himself round to put his overalls on for a day. Couldn’t have done it without you mate.
So today the boys from SBS have begun, and since I was present I did my best to help out, mainly by joining in with solvent ragging the steel prior to painting, and holding worklights so Dan could see into each bilge compartment as he sprayed. So... without further ado here follows some pictures of how far the first three drums of intershield got us today. Please excuse the fact that there’s loads of them, I think I was a bit overexcited.

Happy New Year everyone.


Blogger Tim Zim said...

Looks excellent.

Well done to you all - the memory of all the hard, sweaty, work soon gets fades in the warm afterglow of a job well done.

2:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could not agree more with the previous comment Becks, but would also add that it makes your working all hours to raise the 'necessary' well worth it.

Keep up the good work.

Pa xxxxx

7:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done!
Don,t you look good Wendy Ann,Your owners are really loving and doing a great job on you.
Keep on with the hard work

Ma xxxxx

7:45 pm  
Blogger Jamie said...

Oh my, that's good stuff. Well done and a Happy New Year to you!

4:18 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my, oh my ..... and oh ...happy new year to you both and all who have helped you. Congratulations! What a way to make a great 2008. Let's hope you achieve even greater things! Love you . Madre and David xxxx

10:01 am  
Anonymous Jan The Leather Man said...

It looks soooo gooood! It makes a huge difference. Nice and cean... have to bring those feather dusters to keep it that way. Well done. Wendy Ann really deserved it.


P.S. get better soon Sebo!

8:08 pm  
Blogger bowiechick said...

My lord! It's lovely. Absolutely LOVELY! Woot! Woot!

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