Tuesdays I have an early conference call at 05:00 so it is a long day, but not as bad as every second Wednesday where I have to get up for a 02:00 - 04:00 call. Oh, that's tomorrow!
The cabin is nice and cool, almost too cold for me. There is not a breath of wind out there right now and the two guys doing the varnish work don't seem to mind the oppressive heat and humidity but while I may be somewhat acclimated, I'm not a local. I think that they are going to finish early, as they have only one coat of varnish to apply and the preparation work should consist of lightly scuffing the surfaces to allow the next coat to adhere - but they are meticulous and since they are being paid a flat rate they can take as much time as they want.
I'd done a bad splicing job on Kokomo and it bothered me to no end. But the 3-strand was used and very difficult to splice which made me think of an alternate plan - get a short length of new 3-strand and splice the eye onto that, and then attach that to the old line using a short splice. That short splice will be a lot easier since half the strands will be new and pliable; and in fact it was easier to do once I headed over in the late afternoon to complete that task. I then climbed into my anchor locker and spread some FSR cleaner around to get rid of the heavy rust stains and that was a tortuous with the heat in there and humidity from spraying it down. But I'll let it soak in overnight and see if it had the intended effect tomorrow.
I'd made some pasta sauce with passata, tomatoes, spices and a lot of minced meat and let that simmer for a couple of hours and had some of that with bread for dinner. I was just too tired to wash out the pot and cook the pasta in it and the only other pot that I could use was far too big. It was still tasty and let me get to an early sleep as I needed to get up at 01:45 to prepare for my 02:00 conference call.

Second layer of Varnish The lid on the cockpit table is starting to look very good with the second coat of varnish
(2021-09-07 17:57:00 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/2.8, 1/100s] ISO 64)
Second layer of Varnish
Two coats of varnish The teak cockpit tabletop has gotten a second coat of varnish and the wood grain is starting to disappear
(2021-09-07 17:57:13 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/2.8, 1/100s] ISO 64)
Two coats of varnish
Varnish at Sunset I had to leave the wooden leaves and cubby out on the deck to dry until sunset. They still look wet but are no longer tacky and I took them aboard after I took this picture
(2021-09-07 17:58:13 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/18.0, 1/15s] ISO 64)
Varnish at Sunset
2nd coat of varnish Cubby and the two cockpit table leaves are drying on the dock and ready to take aboard for the night.
(2021-09-07 17:59:41 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/18.0, 1/40s] ISO 1600)
2nd coat of varnish
Splicing for Kokomo My original splice for Kokomo was bad and the old used line was difficult to work with, so I cut it off and began anew
(2021-09-07 15:04:46 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/2.8, 1/1000s] ISO 64)
Splicing for Kokomo
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