November 29, 2016 Time spent building to date: 3,103
Thanks to all those who have asked about Molly. The operation went well and she is walking better than when she went in. But since she had to have a general anesthetic due to a previous back surgery, she was feeling a little off the first couple days and is still in rehab. Since the beautiful rehab place is a two-hour drive from here, I haven’t spent much time on the Tardis, only a few hours here and there to preserve my sanity.
Put in an LED cockpit light which is independently fused and hooked to the bilge pump “always hot” bus. That means you can climb onto the boat on a dark night after several weeks away and simply hit a switch to flood the cockpit with light and unlock the door, turn on the battery switch, etc. Since the electrical panel is backlit, this also helps to get the boat up and running at night. A huge improvement over Memsahib, since to get to the panel and switches you had to crawl under the helm seat, open a door and literally “feel” for the breakers.
Rolled the final topcoat onto the deckhouse, important since the windows are supposed to arrive Friday. I would rate the paint job as “B-.” Hard and smooth, but a few holidays and rough spots. I need to get the boat out into the daylight and away from shop dust for a really good final finish.