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Tagged With: bottom paint

new zealand ~ haul-out & maintenance, the good & the bad

February 11 – March 14, 2014 Other than the brief beaching in Opua for the thru-hull repair, it had been nearly two years since our last haul-out.  Along with a small handful of maintenance jobs, the ole gal was in need of some bottom paint, and  it was also high time to give her steel … Continue reading »

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bottom painted & trampolines on

The bottom is painted and our new trampolines are on.  We almost feel like celebrating! Day 3 of bottom painting was the final day.  One final coat, plus an additional coat at the waterline, was applied.  It was extremely satisfying to pull the tape and see the finished product. By the end of the bottom … Continue reading »

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bottom painting ~ day 2, plus meet the manatee

                After a good night’s sleep, Wil and I managed to drag our stiff bodies out of bed and continue with the bottom painting process.  Since there wasn’t as much prep work, we were able to begin painting just before 9 a.m. We applied the last coat of … Continue reading »

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bottom painting ~ day 1

                                              After today, one would think that Wil and I are a couple of old and decrepit individuals.  Today, we applied two coats of the epoxy barrier coat, and now we can hardly … Continue reading »

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the order of things

As you read this post, Wil added his two-cents worth in a couple of places. Someone should have told me to run wires before stowing our provisions!  The fine-tune details of running wires through the boat never even crossed my (Jen’s) mind while I was stashing all of our stuff.  Although in reality, I don’t … Continue reading »

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pink & blue jobs

Just recently, Wil read how some people refer to jobs as blue or pink.  Blue jobs being for the men.  Pink jobs being for the women.  Since then, we have joked around about a job being blue or pink. Even though I’m perfectly capable of changing a fuel filter, or doing a lot of blue … Continue reading »

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her bottom

                  Full Monty is on the books to be farrow blasted.  We are told this could happen sometime in the next two weeks. Once her bottom paint is totally removed, and right before returning to the water, we will start from scratch to give her new paint … Continue reading »

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