The boatyard calleth...
...and our wallets and purses emptieth.
This morning's news was that it would cost
nine hundred fifty dollars, United States legal tender,
to to a _partial_ (!) repair of Carol Anne's boat. Ouch.
That's just for re-attaching the console. We'll still need
to patch the keelson board, re-attach and glass the
mainsheet tailpiece bracket, glass in floorboard support
corner brackets, buy and cut aluminum box tubing
to make the floorboard supports, repair one of the old
floorboards, install the floors and attach brackets,
cleats, and sheaves, and do all of this before winter
cold closes in for the season. Of course, there's all
the planning and measuring we'll have to do to try
to make the finished product safe, strong, and
class-legal so we don't have to do it all over again
Life could be worse; I should look at the bright side.
Selling blood plasma isn't nearly as bad as auctioning off an arm and a leg.
P.S.: Just heard from John, the fiberglass tech.
He's about to start work.