Days 20 and 21
06 February 2012 | France
Week 4 finished well with the boys starting to produce sawdust, in ever increasing quantities, making scaffold trestles and stiffeners for the boat. Some quantity surveying has gone on and work has continued on the plans. I will be contacting Kurt at the MIT for some precisions and to order some more.
Cap'n Nat was very thorough in his preparations for a new build and we are lucky to have excellent custodians of this invaluable design material.
Week 5 has begun with the production of more sawdust and Salvatore, the yard owner and shipwright par excellence, has informed me that the aft port corner of the boat is 8 cms (3 inches) lower than it should be. Oh dear, it seems the old girl needs a buttock tuck !
Here in France, I have almost finished preparations for my departure on Wednesday by Ferry from Genoa to Tunis. I'm a bit worried about Italian captains and Tunisian customs but I suppose I shall muddle through. I will post my adventures on Thursday.