Anyway, there was nothing for it and I rowed out into the gale and made a start on the starboard locker top, which had delaminated badly.
Anyway, I cracked on removing the old locker top and the piano hinge. Not hard, the plywood had delaminated so badly it pulled off the hinge.
No photos until I completed the job, so here's the new top in place:
Painted Grey to almost match the hull colour. New stainless hinges from eBay, expensive boaty paint and not very accurately cut angles... :-)
But it works.
I drilled the new screw holes with this:
Remember it? My 12v wired power drill. Works a treat off the boat battery, no recharging needed.
The plywood is so thick that I had to space the hinges off the edge of the cockpit, so they look a bit odd from this angle:
But, two hours after getting on board I had a new spiffy locker top. The port side is not as badly delaminated, but I will get around to changing that too later.