The plan was to give the two forward hatches a quick sand a apply a coat of varnish. Unlike the rest of the boat these hatches were last done with the ‘Spar’ brand of varnish and were a lighter colour. The varnish was falling off – totally expired after just two years.
I removed the hatches, stripped them, and started applying new ‘Epifanes’ varnish. Much nicer.
I ‘stitched’ in the canvas. It is loose at the moment but I will tighten it up in the future.
Regular mechanical maintainence is next. I emptied out the tool bin in the engine compartment so I can remove the bin and get at the batteries.