Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June 2, 2010.

I’ve spent the last 3 days under a large steel trawler scraping and sanding the bottom. It’s been 5 years since I did anything like this and it hasn’t gotten any easier.

My coworker, who I’ll call “Pablo” and I spent the better part of 3 days of mid to high 80 degree days inside a plastic tent under the boat. At first glance you might think that this might be a good time but don’t be fooled….it sucked, no really, I’m not just saying that. It totally sucked. Our boss “Bob” did make a few cameo appearances under the boat but the lion share of the work fell to “Pablo” and I.

No matter how much protection you wear, sooner or later the flakes and dust just find a way into your clothing, shoes, hair and eyes. Every night in the shower is like standing in a toxic waste dump.

Finally, today we knocked out virtually the last of the dirty work so it was with a happy heart that I headed home to the boat. While I was walking down the dock to the boat I heard a horrible scraping noise immediately behind me. When I turned around I realized that it was only the sound of my ass dragging. Thank God that shits over with…..

6 comments:

Bob said...

Is that a wind up tug you're working on?

S/V Veranda said...

Embarrassingly enough, that is a giant key that the owner has on top of the boat and its one of the projects to be completed on the punch list. We have to make it spin while hes underway......

MJ said...

"The sound of my ass scraping" OMG You crack me up! Did you know Suky Cannon (SK'r) is in Annapolis and plans to stay on as she has just completed her USCG testing and has landed a first mate job on a private sailboat? Ok, my indepth reporting job is done! You need a fan under that tarp; guaranteed to blow all s**t in your eyes, but it will be cooler....

S/V Veranda said...

I did know that Suky was here. I hadn't heard about the new job for her though. We plan to get together when the testing pressure is off her. We did try a fan for a bit and it does offer some relief but its just such a miserable time that I forget to move it and I get lost in my own thoughts and drudge on....

TaylorMad1 said...

that job make the winter in the south that much sweeter :)

S/V Veranda said...

My bitching and moaning aside....you are absolutely correct!