An account of the good life that I am having and have had.....
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Work on Catamaran again!
Today is the first day at work again after a lapse of about 3 months due to the monsoon, floods , holiday season and the Chinese New Year. I uncovered the port hull today and cleaned it up (only one hull!). For the assembly I need to draw the waterline and use that as a datum. As usual, I spent several hours pondering over the plans again.
According to the plan, at Station "0" the waterline is 300 mm up the nose and at Station "10" it is 40 mm below the transom. Using these as a guide I used a string to draw a line. This was then recchecked with the bulkhead measurements.
Using a marker pen a line is drawn following the string that is joined between the two points.
Then a leveller is used to check the level of the line..The ground which the hulls are sitting on is not perfectly flat.
I have alway been able to do things that I enjoy doing and have a good life. Although I was brought up in the city of Kuala Lumpur but at heart I have always been a hill billy country boy.In my school days I was a member of the 10 KL (Air Scout) Troop.From air scouting I learned to like aircraft and ended up serving in the Royal Malaysian Air Force as a pilot. Later when I completed my service I became a commercial helicopter pilot and is still enjoying the job
Enjoying the Great Outdoors and living a life in harmony with nature has always been my style of living. I always tell my friends that it does not require a lot of money to have a good life but you must KNOW HOW to have a good life.