Day 142, Year 4: Fantastic Friday the 13th
Date: Friday, March 13, 2009
Weather: Another Beautiful Day; No Rain
Location: Boat Lagoon Marina, Phuket Island

Friday the 13th was absolutely crazy aboard Windbird. Down below, Luck and crew were preparing to do the epoxy and primer coats on the mast, boom, and various other pieces. On top, Nop’s welder and his assistant were busy doing the final welds and polishing on the arch while Nop’s engineer was busy designing the bow protector on the front of the boat. In the afternoon, the mast and boom were painted with epoxy and primer. Meanwhile, Mark and I were inside the boat putting in the new walls in the aft cabin and reinstalling the ceiling panels in the main cabin. Some of these panels will need to come out again for the installation of things that are not yet ready to put on deck, but we just really needed to get the pieces up and out of the way. So it was a very busy day, but a good one. We are getting closer and closer to a finished product and it is very exciting.

Tomorrow Ame Marine comes to install a step-down transformer and our new stainless port frames are delivered. We are not sure what is happening with the mast and boom tomorrow but we assume there will be sanding and preparation for the final top coat of paint early in the week. Mark and I will continue our inside and deck top projects. It is just amazing how quickly things are coming back together. We are still waiting for Canvas Creations to come and start making the new cockpit enclosure, but that should be happening soon. So there are many, many projects happening in, on, and under Windbird. Stay tuned for progress.

090313 Day 142 Boat Lagoon, Phuket, Thailand–Stainless Work to Primed Mast and Boom