While I was off doing my bit to boost the economy and tick those darned check list boxes, Mark put the finishing touches on the lifelines and netting. After spending hours cutting, installing swages and retensioning the life lines he got busy with getting our netting up. The netting probably won't prevent Kitty from ever taking a tumble from the deck, but it should slow her down so it was on the important list. Mark was so chuffed at his results, he was absolutely giddy as he asked me to come survey his handy work. I admired the neat and tidy manner in which he had carefully attached the netting. Then I looked at the transom. Seems Mark finally found his groove and got into such a solid net attaching rhythm that he just grooved along attaching the net all along the boat. Going even so far as to attach the netting to the swim ladder in its upright locked position. When I pointed this out to Mark he sighed and said " A functional swim ladder is an upgrade". No matter, this kind of thing happens to the best of us.
|Old Glory on our dock neighbors boat. So much for the myth that lighter fabrics are more UV resistant.|