FRIDAYPrep the surfaces
The tedious task of busting out all the crumbling, broken and even rotting (it gets black and slimey) cement, making sure entire damaged area is removed.  This turned a 1′ x 1 1/2′ gouge into a 4′ x 4′ gaping wound.

Just starting to bang out the cement and clip the chicken wire

Because the cement is squeezed through layers of wire meshing and rebar, it is a tangled mess, involving lots of banging and clipping and banging and clipping….  Damon sent me a picture message of his progress this day, I actually gasped in shock and excitement at how much work he had done:

Peeled away all the layers of chicken wire, exposing the existing rebar.



About madlav

We're living our dream. Nestled in the Inside Passage of British Columbia's stunning Coastal region, we've just taken possession of a beautiful (to us) 45' ferro cement hulled sailboat. Ripped from her mooring during one of our strong storms and run aground, she encountered the only large rock on the beach. Today, she floats. With a temporary patch over the gouge, and tarps over her hatches, a broken rudder, missing wheelhouse, and stripped of pride, the Someday Lady is a battered boat. Optimists and visionaries, we believe that together we can restore the Someday Lady's original splendor, and make our home in her berth. Someday Lady, THIS is our journey!!
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