Yesterday started off with a visit from the pilot boat. At first I thought it was Paul, but it wasn’t.
Paul did arrive at the ship a little bit later to do more work on the pump system:
While the wood bits on the ship are not pieces of fine furniture, it’s easy to get obsessive about sanding and varnishing. I’m not an expert, but I try to do the best I can within reason.
Before and after sanding and cleaning:
Yes, the deck itself is in poor condition, but there’s not much I can do about that.
Unfortunately, the shipping schedule wasn’t posted, so I was caught off guard by Horizon Pacific:
I dashed off the ship and on to the pier to get some pics.
Mikioi at the stern:
Leaving the harbor:
Umesato at Pier 8:
After leaving FOC for the day, I went to have a closer look to see if Umesato had any things I could add to my collection (idea source) of rat guard and chafing gear photos.
Strong, but ugly plastic chafing gear:
Worn line and worn mat:
More chafing gear: