Today dawned clear and sunny, in contrast with the forecast. Great, I could get the second coat of antifouling on. I wasted little time and as soon as the sun had been up long enough to warm things up and dry them out I broke out the paint and roller. By early afternoon the second coat was completed and I moved on to fixing up the windvane rudder. I have filled it with the polystyrene foam I purchased yesterday, lots of flaking foam everywhere, screwed and glued the wooden plug into the base and painted the bare metal with some epoxy primer. I am hoping the epoxy primer will seal up the remaining small holes and make the rudder watertight, but if not at least the foam should keep the rudder buoyant. Once I have antifouled the rudder and remounted it we can get Sylph back in the water.
All is well.
At last, it has all come together. Sunshine, a few hours snooze on the patio, then a few more hours in the V-berth, tuna for dinner, and now I am all curled up in front of the heater for an evening’s … zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz