Well, the refit of our Westerly Centaur, Ensay Mist, is almost complete. Over the past couple of months she has had a thorough refurbishment, including new hull colour and antifoul, new name plates and a complete overhaul of her interior. Though I say it myself, she looks very pretty.
With just 48 hours to go until she heads to her mooring at Ullapool in Wester Ross, there are still a million and one things to do, including trying to cope with unbelievable warm temperatures of 26C for the past couple of days which is extremely unusual for my boatyard where woolly hats and gloves are more usually to be seen.
The heat brought its own headaches, though. As the temperature inside the boat soared, it proved too much for the hot-glue that had been used by a previous owner to fix part of her forepeak headlinings to the hull. It gave way in grand fashion and the headlinings collapsed in a heap on the berths below. Just when I thought I was in control of all the jobs that need to be done, I have a major new one on my hand now.
Ah well, such is boatbuilding. At least the temperatures tomorrow are predicted to plummet once more. Back to the woolly-drawers drawer tomorrow morning methinks!
Happy sailing.