July 22nd Full Moonday

Written by Jack van Ommen on July 22nd, 2013

I’d much rather be showing a picture of “Fleetwood” in the water, but putting her back together is a slow and frustrating process. With the different deck thickness I have to shop for new fasteners. Small things like trying to remove the old fasteners from the mooring cleats slow me down. The stainless machine screws have become corroded to the aluminum. I spent an hour on two cleats this morning.

It is in the high eighties but on the deck of “Fleetwood”, 10 foot from the ground, under the hot tin roof it is over a 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  I am trying to do the deck work early in the morning and the other work, later, on the ground. And there is no relief in sight for cooler weather.

Paul de Leeuw drove me to Vinkeveen, last Saturday, to shop for a few things at the used marine hardware store.

Holland and bicycles: You see them in all shapes, colors and conditions. Chained to light poles, fences. Some one had  a little fun with this one. At the finish of the Bosbaan the Olympic rowing course in the Amsterdamse Bos. There is a large free parking lot here and many people park here and then take their clunker bikes to work into town.


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