Monday, May 19, 2014

Inch by Inch...It's a Cinch...

From the first moment he walked into the classroom and for the entire duration of my enrollment at Harding University, Joe Jones would constantly say, "Inch by inch - it's a cinch; yard by yard - it's too hard." As cliche as that might sound, it was that simple saying that helped me NOT to become overwhelmed with the workload placed upon me while in such an intense program.

Ironically, I have found myself lately quoting that cliche over and over in regard to the refit of Domina Mari. If I look at everything that has to be accomplished for the refit to be successful and complete, IT'S TOO HARD! [see the Punch List] So, "Inch by inch..." [Thanks Joe].

Today, I managed to inch toward the goal line...

The rudder is prepped, ready for paint, and then, reinstall.

Because the marina I'm moving her to would probably not appreciate my sanding the caprails and tons of sawdust polluting their pretty blue water there, I am doing the sanding here on the hard now and will complete the wood repairs at the marina later.

Thanks for stopping by.

...and of course, my buddy helped!

Fair seas and God bless!


  1. Your buddy sure likes to take his breaks.

    It's good to look at the short term goals so you don't get in over your head. The rails are looking pretty good.

    1. My buddy, Fuji, is there for moral support...LOL.

      I have to look at the refit as little goals though some are big jobs. Did the Punch List and it's too much if I look at the whole thing.

      The caprails are going to need closer attention in a few places, but for the most part, they are in decent shape once sanded and cleaned.

      Thanks for the encouragement.

      Good job on the fan install...looked very professional.

    2. Thanks! I'm really happy with how it turned out. A couple other things to set things up and I'll have a functional head.

      I'm looking forward to being able to anchor out during the weekends.