Wednesday, 3 March 2010

It´s all happning now!

Uh Oh get this, one coat of blacking on…
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Greg (aka bow thruster man) starting to dig the first hole in the side…
 
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It’s getting all serious now, GULP…
 
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Three metres of VETUS bow thruster tube…
 
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Too late to change our minds now…
 
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Here’s Keith the painter showing us all what natural dance rhythm is all about, he even tries to sing too. It’s not too painful on the ears as long as he’s about 20 foot away…
 
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Oh look the TT name’s gone! The bit on the left that’s just been sanded off will be blue, and the name’s going to be sign written back on…
 
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Sparks will fly…
 
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I took these photos yesterday, we were at the marina all afternoon and had tea with friends. Then we went to the pub quiz later and invited Tom and Greg. But they were working their socks off on that bow thruster of ours till 10PM! Aw bless, Dave went out and got fish and chips for them earlier on. Well we had to make sure they’d got enough staying power didn’t we?!
 
They couldn’t resist a pint or two later, and walked in just when the pub quiz had finished. Hmm, timed it well because they told us we would’ve done (even worse) than we did if they’d been there any earlier. Nay, surely not.
 
I’ve just realised I didn’t get a single photo of Tom doing any work! Oops, oh dear, that sounds bad. To be fair he got forgotten about because he was inside messing about at the bow most of the time. It was all important stuff, such as being ready with a fire extinguisher! I’m sure he’ll be quite happy there’s no cheesy photos of him on here anyway.
 
Besides, the action around the boat was much more interesting than the behind the scenes stuff, fire extinguisher in hand. Which although it’s equally important, just doesn’t match up to watching a big hole being made in the side of your boat. Yikes…!

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