The paint looks and feels like glass. The sign-writer is working well and doing wonderful work on the graphics. The carpenter is preparing the new steps and getting ready to put the windows back in and all was looking good until the mechanic put a gas bottle into the gas locker to find that the bottom was very thin.
The boat surveyor had hit it with a hammer but had not found that the gas locker was in fact venting into the engine bay! This is not a good idea on a boat. Besides being contrary to the Boat Safety Scheme it is plain dangerous. A leak from fittings on a gas bottle is a common occurrence and one needs to know that the gas, which is heavier than air, will find its way out of the boat and not accumulate in the bilges at the bottom of the engine bay waiting for a spark from the bilge pump or alternatator to cause a disaster.
The bottom needs to be repaired and vented to outside. The painter fears for his handywork and doesn't want a welding torch anywhere near his lovely gloss finish. The people who weld are working on the boat fittings, windows or have a foot in plaster.
Don't worry they chorus. We'll sort it out!
Tewkesbury Saturday 17 August 2019
18 hours ago