Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Step one

Step one is always to get the hull sorted . Which this year involved some rubbing to cut back the rather jaded surface,  Dark blue gulls just don't like the sun. We finished off with a new incarnation of nano-polish that promises better UV protection. I wait to be amazed...

Below the waterline there's also a change. New rules in Sweden mean the existing anti-fouling is withdrawn and replaced with a copper based version instead. Didn't they ban copper? 

Of course the new paint was more expensive. Surprised?

The job list is quite long this year , but in principle now she can go back in the water as she is...


Monday, 16 April 2012

The rites of spring

It's not every year we have to clear the decks of snow before we can start work...