Re: and a holly, jolly

Posted by Peter Eipers on Dec 24, 2005

I jotted this down as I was sanding the epoxied strakes of my Passagemaker Dinghy this afternoon. Hull stitching begins this weekend! Happy Holidays everyone!

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house dust coated each surface, and even the mouse.

Peter worked on his boat, built of mahogany wood. Though his schedule was busy he did what he could.

An hour here or two there; it was that sort of thing. With luck he'd be sailing by the end of next Spring.

The work, it went slower than his conservative plan, yet he pressed on with a will and continued to sand.

Hearing protection, and goggles, and mask, don't you know. With the dust in the air looking a little like snow.

The sandpaper stock, he knew he had plenty. 100-grit was used first, and then the 220.

As he labors away, Peter wishes you might Have the most Merry Christmas, and of course, a good night!

Wooden Boat Sailor

In Response to: and a holly, jolly by craig on Dec 24, 2005