Weather report stated gusts up to 40 MPH!
Little wet under the bottom paint.
On the hard for prep work. From two planks above the water line was prep'ed at the berth over ten weekends. Spent a week of vacation trying to finish it and some other interior items while on dry ground.
Scraped off the old paint and then sanded, ran out of time so Napa Valley Marina will finish the prep above the water line. No rain or wind but it was below 32 most mornings!
This is not wood you see but the old copper bottom paint.
Wood is fine just the sealer was old. A year later the new sealer is helping keep the bilge very dry.
Holding water one week on the hard - worst spot
Primed with CPES. Starting to paint.
Epoxy done. Ready for paint.
Almost forgot to take the before photos.
8/2013 and the repairs are holding up great, as dry a bilge as you can get in a planked boat. We have been on all weekend - the run to Petaluma and Treasure Island and never heard the bilge pump come on.
One day old paint.
Props after Prop Scan, new cutlass. Boat runs better as far as speed and fuel, but a great improvement on vibration. Did not hit anything just not up to spec the one cutlass was worn.
I love the smell of oil boat paint!
All the chrome trim was removed for painting.
New swim step, never know when you might fall overboard... or as I found out, go overboard to clear the Admiral's fishing line from the prop!
Next is the cleaning. Perhaps the Admiral will help clean?
Everywhere but in the cabin, kept the windows closed.
Coming out after two weeks in the shop.
Just after hitting the water, planks need to swell, has been out for four weeks.
Finished! Paint that is. Wow, the paint job is awesome. Warming up for the trip down river to the home port and time to clean up.
Nice end to the year - fresh paint!
People and Napa Valley Marnia are the best - thanks!