Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Lock, stock and batten

Pretty much all battened out now - I just have all the tricky odds and ends to finish off today. A quick bit of adding up and I reckon I've used about 125 metres of batten. Which is a lot of wood considering I'm only battening out 10 metres of boat. Where the hell has it all gone?
It's been a slow job. Tricky too at times, especially hanging battens from sky hooks under the deck and trying to level up the roof battens so that looking at a wavy ceiling won't make me feel seasick.
And doing it all in sub zero temperatures. Electric screwdrivers and gloves don't mix well. You have to keep reversing the driver to unscrew your glove!
Now we just wait for the temperature to rise so we can get the sprayfoaming down. Could be a long, cold wait...

4 comments:

Captain Ahab said...

Kevin
Glad those skyhooks came in handy. I just knew the new lad would find them if he looked hard enough.
You are more like superman than starman to keep going in these temperatures....

Nb Caxton said...

Kevin
Did you get a string of bolt-holes as well?
Lesley

Captain Ahab said...

Its so easy to sit on the warm sidelines and throw old jokes at the workers!

Nb Caxton said...

Some one has to Andy...
Lesley