A Good Week
We have a bulb…
And we have a mast…
And we have Kiwi Dave who carries the mast across the parking lot.
And Paul Scoffin and Andrew Kitchener who wrestle the spar into submission.
Jonathan places the coins (a 50 lira piece from Italy and a 50 cent piece from New Zealand).
And the mast fits in the hole.
A good way to end the week.
diu vivas, durus nauta
Welcome To Sunlight
At 1430 local time, the gear was all in place….
The boards were greased and the winch put on line.
Though reluctant at first, P2 eventually began to slide …
Nose out and a beautiful face..
And a bit more…
What a bow!
And the body is not too shabby either!
Anything that was in front of the boat has now been cleared away. The scaffolding is gone; the plastic has been rolled away; the concrete floor has been swept. As I write this note, the “ways” are being greased. It’s Friday and once the weekend has passed, P2 will be hauled from the shed’s protective envelope.
Birth re-scheduled for Monday, May 26. Here is a last glimpse, from inside the womb.
A Brief Glimpse
The shipyard had a prospective buyer for hull number 2 (P3) yesterday and just before the arrival of the client they stopped work and quickly assembled parts of the salon and the owners cabin. Of course most of these pieces are being removed again today, but I snapped some photos last night which I include below. It was great to get a glimpse of some of the finish work as sometimes the daily views of the construction make the end of the tunnel seem far away. The leather looks fantastic and the matt white in the salon actually makes the space bigger and very light.
P2 is scheduled to be pulled out of the shed on Monday. When I say “pulled” I really mean pulled. The yard has set up an enormous winch on the main concrete platform and the boys are greasing the boards in preparation for the event.
Main engine and generators were all run on Monday. Lifting keel is also now operational.
Long days, short nights, all well.
Diu vivas, durus nauta
Enjoy the brief glimpse inside and out….
The floorboards throughout the boat have been replaced and are now having the teak/holly veneer applied. All of the floorboards have to removable in order to access important machinery and bilge space and this concept was a new one for this shipyard – and it has taken them three attempts to get it right.
All the superstructure windows are in and looking very sleek.
We ended the week with a pleasant surprise. After months of wondering what was behind the scaffolding and white plastic wrapping, our suspicions have been confirmed. Welcome to daylight, P2.