With the boat right side up once more, I was keen to start work on finishing the topsides.
However, there was one significant issue to resolve urgently - a vast expanse of lovely paintwork at risk of being damaged. Unintentionally, of course. But there was no doubt that it would happen. None whatsoever.
So I wrapped the paintwork in protective sheeting.
First a soft waterproof membrane next to the hull, like this.
Then a tough, hard layer of protective floor covering over that. This is the transom.
And this is the view from the starboard side.
That should lessen the chances of scratches and dings!