It is the most miserable day of the year. North wind driving in, squalls of rain, I mean the temperature is 11 degrees. This is as bad as Okinawa can get.
Notwithstanding, I go down to the boatyard.
The engine is out. Like a diseased molar, it has been levered out and now lies beside the boat.
This indicates a massive acceleration in the restoration timeline.
Now my decision is; this engine, although on the surface shoddy, will she be able to be restored to powerful throb? On the other hand, should I buy a restored version and ship it down from Osaka?
Retirement is so stressful.
People in the street have been asking me why I have been treating my woodwork with sump oil.
Well, all the wood was so dried that sanding it down to a level where you could have appreciated the beauty of the original teak, would have taken forever. Forever and maybe a little bit longer, I have gone for the African Blackwood option.