Brilliant few days

Hard work but brilliant would be the one line summary of my stay on Burnaby these last few days. I traveled to the East coast late on Sunday morning and was already hard at work by 2pm. Having a boat is wonderful but there is a lot of work involved in getting her ready for the sailing season.

This year, the to-do list looked something like this:

  • Take off winter covers
  • Remove old varnish off deck rail
  • Sand deck rail
  • Varnish deck rail (3 coats)
  • Rub down lower half of the hull
  • Paint anti-foul onto lower half of hull
  • Paint the black waterline
  • Polish the top half of the hull
  • Repair broken water pipe on starboard water tank
  • Fix bangs and scrapes in top half of hull

Every job brings us one step closer to being ready to sail though and its a superb feeling. Being away from daily life was also very enjoyable. Friends will have to pinch themselves to believe that I didn’t actually touch a computer during my nearly 5 days away, and my phone was off except for when I switched it on to call Heather on occasion. All this means I’m much less stressed and clearer in my head about what I have got to do and how to go about doing it. Running a business isn’t difficult, but without a good break the workload can be confusing and overloading.

In the evenings we had some nice sunsets and as ever I had my camera on hand. I’ve taken a few shots and will try to get them online for all to see soon.


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  1. Chris Worfolk Said,

    April 1, 2007 @ 3:39 pm

    Are we sailing the boat to Jersey this summer then? :p

  2. Kieran Said,

    April 1, 2007 @ 4:16 pm

    LOL No, as I’ve said before, shes not large enough and its too far.

    I will hopefully be visiting Michelle in Jersey again this year though 🙂

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