Monday, September 1, 2008

My Blue Bottom

I have, or more correctly, my yacht has, a nice blue bottom - Seaport Blue to be exact. It's boat maintenance time and having done the engine a couple of weeks ago, it was time to tackle the anti-fouling and the zinc sacrificial anode, which means taking the boat out of the water.

This year I used the floating dock, and I can whole-heartedly endorse them as a great way to get a water-blast clean and easy access to your bottom over the weekend. [Ken on 379-0934 or 027-497-2039]

I managed washing, sanding, touch-ups, 3 coats of anti-foul, the sail-drive and folding propeller and some painting and touch-ups in the cockpit. I decided that the anode didn't need to be changed just yet, so I cleaned that off and we'll take a look at the end of summer.


I can report that I slept well each night :-)

Come 7:30 on a beautiful Monday morning we slipped off the dock and very nearly kept going out into the harbour, before I realised that I had better go to work... ha, oh well, I have my fishing trip to look forward to in a couple of weeks.

1 comment:

Nigel said...

good to hear that you are enjoying life. will be great for you to get back on the water in the summer.