For the past week there has not been much room to sit in the cockpit. One of the teak boards on both of the locker lid "seats" was broken and since the hull painting is going so slowly GG decided he had the time to do these repairs. Our small electric fridge was placed on the floor of the cockpit and the seats were removed and taken off of the boat. No seats was good news for the cockpit varnishing project because there was no chance of lounging against a fresh coat, but it made relaxing after a day of work a little awkward. The seat on the port side was in slightly better shape than the one from the starboard side so GG used the old teak boards for the top but made it uber strong on the underside with a lot of fiberglass and epoxy. He tried to do the same fix on the starboard seat but the old teak split apart so this one had to be completely rebuilt. Trinidad is the land of teak, and we are steps away from a large woodworking shop, so it was pretty easy to get the boards and after a week of fiddly, detailed work we have a splendid new seat. We think the new seat looks much nicer than the old one and if the hull painting is delayed much longer GG may rebuild the port seat too.