I give Kiyuna san a bottle of Islay Mist in thanks for his work on the boat.
He blesses the boat by splashing whisky around and muttering stuff.
The next day I find a package in the cabin.
The package contains 2 framed collages that Kiyuna san has created from the Islay Mist box.
Thanks Kiyuna san.
My new boarding ladder that I ordered from Amazon arrives, hand delivered, on Sunday morning.
Here’s the rub. Installation should be easy, drill four holes in the transom and bolt down the ladder. Reality is different. Access to the space under the transom is through a small opening in one of the aft lockers. You need very long and jointless arms to be able to engage the lock nuts to the bolts that hold down the ladder.
Prehensile arms are a must in small yacht restoration.
Not to worry, I can always eat the best Sashimi in the world off the best plate.