It was time for us to finalize the plastic repair in the cockpit. Since we had opened a plastic crack with some wet and rotten wood inside, we decided to ground and open up some other small cracks. We wanted to make sure that we didn’t ignore some cracks that would cause problems for us later. And this was a good thing as well, since there were some wet wood in some of the other cracks.
Now the autumn is really arriving in Sweden and the days are too cold for working with plastic. We will continue with the plastic repair in the cockpit when spring arrives and leave it in its current state over the winter. All of the cracks in the cockpit are fixed and will not cause any more damage. What is left to do when spring arrives is to spackle, grind, paint with topcoat and mount the new hatches.
If you want to read more about all the other work we do with renovating our sailboat, you can read more about it under Renovation.