Sorry we’re late. We said we were going to do something a little different this week… see the video clip for an update from both the UK and Thailand. Meanwhile, back in Turkey, guess who’s back?
Weekly Video Round-Up
Liz wants to know if Goy will turn up. Meanwhile I take a wander down to the Waldringfield Boat Yard and go see some old liveaboard friends we met in Turkey. Apologies for the poor quality of video in the first few mins.
The Painter Returns!
Can you believe it? After most of the boat has already been painted, our head painter puts in an appearance! Still, there’s some non-slip to do and he’s taking control once more. Nice to have him back, though we’ll never get to the bottom of why he disappeared. Just one of those things.
Grey Caulking Complete
The grey caulking in the old cockpit floor and the new rear box lids are now looking fresh. Ton scraped back the excess before running a sander over the top, which brings back that lovely deep, rich teak colour. Our ten year old cockpit floors look like new.
Laying Out The Non-Skid
We mentioned that Goy had returned and he is now taking his time laying out the non-skid areas.
After the non-skid is applied and the paint has dried, it will be covered in vinyl for protection. Liz was given samples of non-skid with different finishes for her to choose from. She went for the double thickness, which is more non-skiddy.
Navigation All-clear With Customs
One of the big projects Liz has been working on is sourcing and getting shipped our new navigation equipment. We ship this gear into a bonded warehouse, which then has to be checked with customs. Customs don’t play around but we’re happy to say it went smoothly and efficiently. This is aided much by Jia, the shipyard manager, who is able to help produce documentation and liaise with the customs. Thank you, Jia, for making our lives a lot easier!
Not sure, I’m starting to lose track.