A Name Again

Sylph has got her name back:

 

 

I think it looks pretty good.

This morning I put another coat of primer on spots below the waterline then Christophe took me in to a paint shop where I purchased some antifouling paint. From there proceeded by bus to pick up the name decal for Sylph’s transom, then back to the boat where I applied the decal to the transom, the result you see above.

The rest of the afternoon I have been trying to weld up some leaks in the windvane rudder. The rudder is made of thin stainless steel so the challenge is to build up more weld then the amount of original material blown off during the welding process. This I achieved after a fair bit of messing around and I was rather pleased with myself, but unfortunately when I filled the rudder up with water the welds still leaked. Back to the drawing board, or Welding 101 for me. I think I shall try another tack, namely fill the rudder with polystyrene balls then seal the end up with a wooden plug. This way I will be adding negligible weight and making the rudder positively buoyant..

All is well.

Bob Cat:

A day in the sun, but no tuna - or sole. Heater is on, sun is gone, back to the V-berth for a little …. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz