With the last really summery days of September upon us, Gabrielle and I made a concerted effort to get the remaining bit of old deck off Moontide, and the new deck on. It turned out to be a more complex and laborious project than we (as usual) expected.
But, as things were just beginning to fall into place, the first storms of Autumn came early... and with a vengeance, on the last days of September!
Not only does it keep the rain out, it gives us room to keep working out of the elements on the deck.
By the first week in October, the rains had subsided , giving us moments of fair skies. We could crawl out of the tarp, run and cut a piece of wood on the table saw up in the parking lot, then run back down to the boat before the sky dropped another deluge on us.
We still have filling, and grinding, and sanding, and epoxying, and fiberglassing, and more sanding and stuff to do, but we also have th satisfaction of knowing all our rotten wood is off the boat, and she is regaining her shape and beauty.
We'll share more as it happens.