Essentially the boat is finished. I do a few final jobs.
There are only two small jobs, make lid for sea water hole thing and weld nut onto center plate winch so I can use a ratchet to raise and lower it quickly. These are Kiyuna san jobs but I cannot find him. No worries, the weather has been grim, er by Okinawan standards. Launch is imminent.
I drive up to Ogimi to wallow in Irises. There are acres of them.
Tension mounts – I wonder what the salt water hole thing is?
It is a sea cock thing that lets water run out of the cockpit after heavy rain. Very useful when ashore as the major difficulty I had with the boat was her filling up. I now have the mighty Gulper system and the seacock. However we have lost the screw- on cap and Kiyuna san is making a new one. I hope.
So the sea cock thing drains the cockpit only when the boat is out of the sea? I can see that a good new cap must be obtained if so, and some kind of cockpit cover I guess.