Saturday May 28. Progress

Written by Jack van Ommen on May 28th, 2011

The maligned Rotary Disc sander decided to have a second life. I managed to get a fair amount of sanding done with it and it has not quit once. But it is out of balance and scary to use. But I’ll postpone going across to Bulgaria tomortrow searching for a replacement. The topsides, hull, has now been fully prepped and sanded. And I managed to get more of the underwater portion done as well, between the chisel, angle grinder and the two dicey sanders.

The weather was good, for getting work done. A fog cleared off around 10. Fog is an opportunity for pictures.

I made a new friend here at the hotel. An hour ago, Jiel van Aartrijk is a 69 year old retired teacher from Woudrichem, near kasteel Loevenstein, on the Waal, near Gorinchem, where I sailed past the Monday before Easter on “Glissando”. He is on a bicycle trip from the source of the Danube, in the Black Forest, to the Black Sea in Constanza. I’ll have his name tomorrow. We are going to dinner now, together. The little I heard sofar, I think that we will want to meet again.

 

 

 

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