Patience is the word of the week… People think that I am a very patient man, but when I think about HIR, it seems that I just can’t be myself. I wanted to go to Vrsar again this weekend, but the weather forecast was really bad, so I had to give up on that. Instead of working I spent the weekend browsing catalogs and ebay in search for anything that I might like to have on the boat.
I realized that having too much time is dangerous. I have found so many cool gadgets that I liked. Now the difficult part is to restrain myself from buying anything I don’t need right now, so I don’t spend little money I have left. I need it for much more essential things, like crane and dry berth, antifouling, marine plywood for the interior etc.
However, I am trying to do as much as I can, even when I am not on the boat. I have contacted the original owner, Mladen Šutej to tell him about my plans. He was very supportive and I think he is pleased that someone is trying to restore the boat. He told me about a few items I have found on the boat and sent me a cool photo of ‘HIR 3’ in Torres Strait with Australia in the back from 1989. We’ll be back! 🙂
In this project PATIENCE will be essential…