Monday, March 10, 2014

Slow is Fast

I remember my Marine Corps marksmanship instructor repeating the phrase "Slow is Fast."  What he meant was a deliberate, smooth pace would produce much better results than a panicked frenzy of activity.  With the winter of '14 continuing to pound the US East Coast well into mid-March I have been reminding myself that "slow is fast."  With the 25 March launch date fast approaching taking that advice is challenging.

The temperature was supposed to reach almost 60 degrees today so Osprey was back at work sanding and fairing the hull.  Good weather tomorrow might see an initial barrier coat applied.  Based on the long range forecast (more cold temps and some snow), I instructed Osprey to tent the boat and bring in heaters so they can complete the job in time for the launch.

Buster Phipps of Phipps Boatworks finished replacing the solid door panels in the port side salon cabinet with teak louvers which will allow sufficient airflow for the new AC/Heat unit.

Rob Nixon of Dependable Marine Services came out to do some work on the 34 year old Perkins 4-108 (new raw water pump, exhaust elbow, dripless shaft seal, etc)

Finally, Corsair is now officially "Corsair."  Appropriate ceremonies to be conducted immediately upon launch.

15 Days 'til splash.  Pray for sunshine…..

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