Wednesday July 6. General Rehearsal.

Written by Jack van Ommen on July 6th, 2011

“Fleetwood” was shifted on her perch in the late afternoon, yesterday. So, that I can bottom paint the parts that had been covered by the stanchions. There were two spots that needed an epoxy patch. But this morning I discovered that the epoxy did not cure properly. I waited till the afternoon, hoping that the warmer weather would make it hard. Not so. So, I had to remove it and apply another batch. I took the mixing cup with me to town and just checked it and this time it did get good and hard. It is 7.30 p.m. I will go back to the boat and sand the patches and put a coat of bottom paint on it. This way I should be able to meet my dead line to be put in to the Danube tomorrow. But then I will have to wait for the new engine controls.

I dug into my bag and have a picture I took the Sunday before when I came back from Bulgaria and happened to come on this Lark (Leeuwerik) singing for me. My sister and Herman live on the Leeuwerikstraat.


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