Like New! (But heavier…)

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Oct 292012

So after a few days of really nice weather the paint job is now ready. I use about 5 hours to do one coat of paint. Makes you feel quite whacked after working with your arms above your head for 5 hours.

I’m a bit surprised by the change in looks caused by the 15 cm higher waterline. The boat looks heavier and lower… We’ll see how it turns out in the water.

(By the way, for those of you who know your classic Antarctic sailing yachts, that’s “Pelagic”, Skip Novak’s first boat, sticking its bow in at the right edge).

Cleaning cleaning…

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Oct 122012

I am going to raise the waterline 150mm, so the hull needs to be clean for the new paint. The previous waterline was about 15mm too low, I guess it was calculated for an empty boat… But the boat is far from empty nowadays!! But as you can see there is dirt and algae growth far above the waterline. And this dirt was very hard to clean above the antifouling edge. So both the antifouling and the white strip is moving up 150mm, even if that changes the look a bit. It will be easier to clean.