|Pump on the left going into overdrive and the river water coming in fast from the right.|
|Now where's that big cork?|
Nothing more could be done so we switched off the lights in the dock, spoke to Dennis to ask if we could put our diesel heater on for a while and found out he was also so cold that he had already put the gas heater on in Icing. With the curtains at the entrance to the dock open the fumes of our diesel heater went outwards rather then inwards so no chance of us being asphyxiated. We said our good nights and laughingly said we would probably be floating by morning. Bit of a worry for us as only one coat of bitumen had been brushed around the hull.
We needn't have worried as the level had gone down by an inch. I walked to the outlet to see for myself how much of the outflow could be seen. Couldn't even see the outlet pipe so no wander the river had backed up in the dock.
|The pipe is situated smack bang in the middle. No sign of it at all.|
It's a great feeling to know that nearly everything is done and we still have a day in hand. Gives the bitumen another day to harden and with the back tunnel bands also completed, tomorrow might be an easier day for me. Ian still has the starboard gunwale to paint and then the big clear up begins.