I got out my little sander and paper and at the same grabbed my Dremel tool so that I could cut the bolts for the Harken track repair to length. This generate some metal shavings and dust and I didn't want to do it aboard the boat. The Dremel with a cutting blade had its work cut out on the stainless bolts and by the time I had the third bolt cut down the cutting blade was almost gone. Just as I finished the work Lincoln came along and asked if I'd threaded bolts on before cutting the ends off and I admit that I hadn't thought of that. I was fortunate that the threads still worked and I soon had my genoa track repaired again.
After work was finished I couldn't face going outside and watching other people work while I stood idly by, so I imported the music I'd gotten from Kokomo into my collection. Sounds easy, but it turned into a lengthy task as I used some software to organize the single files into the correct album and artist names and that ended up taking hours; mainly because it showed how badly my current collection was organized!
Because I'd missed out on dinner ashore twice, coming in just minutes too late each time, I went to shore at 16:30 for dinner as all the restaurants stop taking orders at 17:00. I wanted some spicy Thai food and went upstairs. First I was told that they only had western and no Thai food. I accepted that and thought of trying their hamburgers, but was then told that they also had no beer. Since I'd had a Piton for my happy hour celebration just minutes before I didn't want to switch libations to wine so I opted to get a pizza and return to the Thai restaurant tomorrow (my server told me that both beer and Thai chef would be there on the morrow). The pizza was very tasty but despite only 2 occupied tables the service left a lot to be desired. It took 10 minutes to get a menu and order, then the beer probably needed to be brewed and bottled as it arrived with the meal. I asked for their spicy oil to dribble on the pizza and that never arrived and finally getting the bill and getting my change back too almost a half-hour. It is times like this where the practice of including a Service Charge directly on the bill rather than letting me choose a tip really irked me.

Dremel ready for cutting My Dremel tool with cutting blade attached. The 3 long bolts need to be cut to the length of the shortest one
(2021-09-01 08:46:22 NIKON D850 with a "50.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/400s] ISO 64)
Dremel ready for cutting
Two of three bolts cut Two of three are finished, the Dremel needs to cool down, and the one bolt is still smoking hot
(2021-09-01 09:01:33 NIKON D850 with a "50.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/320s] ISO 64)
Two of three bolts cut
Harken track repaired The connector between the two cars now has 3 new bolts and one original one
(2021-09-01 12:06:48 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/500s] ISO 64)
Harken track repaired
Using my sander to prepare leaf They were working with sandpaper until I mentioned I had a small sander - this makes the work go a lot quicker indeed!
(2021-09-01 12:06:51 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/400s] ISO 64)
Using my sander to prepare leaf
Working of the cockpit cubby The little cubby on the table needs to be sanded manually, at least on the inside
(2021-09-01 13:07:12 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/13.0, 1/60s] ISO 64)
Working of the cockpit cubby
Finished for the day The two workers calling it quits for the day. The sanded parts look nice and only need one more final sanding and then it is time to varnish
(2021-09-01 13:49:09 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/13.0, 1/60s] ISO 64)
Finished for the day
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