24th January 2012 – My father came to give me a hand for the metal sheets, each of them around 100kg. One had to move 4cm but I could no longer do it myself, since it started bending and sliding underneath a rib instead of above it. The other sheets had to switch side of the boat.

I cleaned some more of the bilges. I’m starting to doubt whether I’ll make it for a trip in March. There is still so much to do and I don’t have that much time.