So - On Friday morning, the bloke who owns/runs the boatyard came up to me and said "we'll get you back in the water this afternoon so you're not trapped for the bank holiday weekend" - to which I explained I planned on painting the engine bay out on Saturday whilst it's out of the water... assuming a week's dry dock would be just that - ie, 7 days. It turned out HIS week (even though they work weekends) is Monday to Friday... which didn't sit well if I'm honest - it's one thing paying a lot more for THEM to black it than us DIYing it, but by only being out for 48 hours after it's been blacked didn't seem long for it to cure. He then went on to say we COULD stay in another couple of days if we wished but it'd be an extra 50 quid a day.... it was already VERY expensive so I declined - stating that given it was already costing us about 80 quid an hour for "actual work done" so we'd come out when he wanted. In the end, it turned into Sunday morning about 11 (in the pouring rain) for no extra cost.
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It's not until I'd taken everything out of there, I realized HOW much stuff gets stored - at least we could just leave it on the roof of the boat rather than have to put it somewhere else ... given the dry dock is in a locked compound.