Friday, August 25, 2017

______________________ A BRIGHT SHINING LINE _______________________

The area on the side of the hull just above the anti fouling paint is a high corrosion area. The constant wetting and drying stresses the paint making it vulnerable to erosion of the surface, pitting and staining. There were a few small areas of paint close to the waterline that were a little worse for wear, but rather than paint all the white paint (which is in reasonable condition) I decided instead to sand back the trouble areas and paint on a 'boot top' stripe.

After transferring a line vertically approximately 50mm above the waterline on both sides of the boat I sanded, undercoated and painted on a bright blue boot top. I am happy with the result. We should be back in the water some time next week.


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Best of luck with the launch!

Alden Smith said...

Thanks Steve - nearly there, just need a good weather window!