We have been busy with work during the last few weeks, so not too much has happened with our maintenance project. However, I try to work at the boat at least once per week even if it is just for few hours at a time, since these small steps will build up and hopefully we will have a bit more relaxed maintenance schedule during the spring.

This winter has been a good opportunity to work with projects that I have been putting off in the previous years. One such project is varnishing the wooden parts round the companionway: the teak slats have previously been unvarnished and after twenty years of service, started to look a bit tired. At the same time, some wooden parts down below, which are prone to wear and tear, will get some new layers of varnish.

We have also decided to order a new sprayhood with (cockpit) extension. Our old sprayhood could work well still for few years, but we were recommended to order both the sprayhood and the extension at the same time to get the matching colour. We have been pondering fabric colour options and dark blue and natural white are the two finalists. I guess that we opt for blue, since the natural white could be challenging to keep it clean.

This weekend, Down By the Sea (Meri Kutsuu) boat show is held in our hometown. We will be of course visiting this event on today or tomorrow. I would be especially interested to check out electric outboard motors for our dinghy.

 Deciding the colour for the sprayhood and extension. I think that we go with the darker blue.