Jun 24 2017
Instead of rowing in the morning, I had breakfast with the kids. This means I had to row at the end of this hot summer day. When I drove to the rowing club, the thermometer in the car indicated 33 degrees C. The schools are not closed yet, but there are no more exams, so many people are going to the lake to swim and get some coolness.
I put plastic foil over the damaged part of the hull, then put strong, watertight tape around the edges, and finally on top, almost like a gauze. There is no way for water to get into the structure now. The real repair will be done on Monday or Tuesday.
I just rowed steady state, with a couple of interruptions for swimmers and small boats. I was pretty tired after the long row on Wednesday, so I stayed very low in power.