Itchy and scratchy!
I have a bit of experience with grinding fiberglass, enough to know that the dust can make you quite itchy. Carbon fiber is apparently just as bad, if not worse. The guys at X-Marine have been very careful with the work they are doing, ensuring that the boat is closed up tight when they are doing any grinding on the boat. It’s obviously not 100% foolproof though as I was scratching a fair bit yesterday.
The davit reinforcement project seems to be progressing well. Carbon fiber braces have been affixed to the davit arms, and reinforcement to the deck, also with carbon fiber, has begun. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until Monday to see what comes next!
What were Rebecca and I doing while all this was going on? I tried my hand at some plumbing yesterday and learned an important lesson. That being, turning off the pressure pump and opening the taps to relieve the pressure in the system will not stop water from coming out if you open a pipe below the level of the water tanks! Good lesson.
Rebecca was doing some learning of her own. I put her up to a sewing project and she has been working her way through it. I’ll post more on that subject when she gets further along.
What’s on for today? Great question. I’m sure we’ll find some projects to fill our day. I just hope that whatever we do, it doesn’t involve fiberglass or carbon fiber dust!