1:30PM: My Sunday afternoon is free and clear. I’ve had lunch; Hans is at the library all day; and the weather is perfect. Time to finish stinkpot’s canvas project.
2:00 PM: I’ve taken the bimini down and have measured the zippers.
2:40 PM: the zippers have been sewn onto the bimini. With Patty’s help (from s/v Full Circle), I’ve put the bimini back up and am ready to measure and cut for the windows.
3:00 PM: I unroll the plastipane window material. It’s white. Sure, you can see through it, barely. It should be clear. These are going to be windows!
3:30 PM: I wash, I scrub, I scratch with my fingernail. The white stubbornly remains in place.
3:40PM: Erin–who is struggling with rotten gunwales on her wooden powerboat–commiserates with me: boat projects are never easy.
3:50 PM: I post to sailnet.com: anybody know how to de-fog plastipane?
4:00 PM: I shrug my shoulders, mutter a few expletives at the white plastic, put away the sewing machine, put a load of laundry in the machine.
Looks like I’ll need to place another order with Sailrite. Yet again.