Thursday, January 21, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The below waterline area has been waterblasted, sanded off, a couple of gouges in the planks filled and sanded flush, spot primed, a binder /undercoat coat put on, and one coat of antifouling at this stage. There was still a lot to do.
The travelift is booked in its timeslots a week or so ahead, and the lady in the office is not at all negotiable about it, but the guys often get cancellations or boats not turn up on time and although I was booked to go back in the water at 3 pm, they almost followed me back to the boat and before I could climb back aboard and grab my camera again she was in the slings, down to the lift area and back in the water. Looking much better as well.
Thanks guys, good service.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The end of day one. There is not quite standing room under her, enough so that with a slight stoop and a roller on a 4 ft handle I can reach in to paint quite quickly.
I get very nervous seeing my home up in the air like that, she's a long way up, and I'm very keen to get her back in the water where she belongs.
First coat of antifouling on, prop and rudder polished ready for its special coating. Note that has to be applied to a heated surface, so there is a paint stripper gun in my near future ( tomorrow morning, dont let me forget!)
There is a second coat of antifouling to apply, that will happen tomorrow. The weather forecast is for showers over the weekend which may scotch my efforts to complete the topsides paint, but if I can get the undercoat on I can do the rest at my dock. One way or t'other she goes back in the water on Monday next.