Had a pretty productive day today although we also had a minor setback.
Woke up at a reasonable hour today in spite of doing a little partying with our friends Peri & Rich yesterday evening.
And no, we’re not going to leave a white stripe between the boot top and the bottom paint. The blue anti-fouling paint will come right up to the boot stripe. After I finished the boot, I helped Lulu get a final coat of Cetol on the woodwork. Then we peeled the blue tape off. This is where our setback came in. The tape just peeled the green bulwark tape right off, leaving the ugly brown gel coat showing.
This was totally our own fault as last year when we painted the green on, all we did for prep was to wash and scuff up the gel coat a bit. So, tomorrow, we’ll strip the green off and then go through the whole prep ritual that I wrote about a couple days ago. Sort of a drag but at least this time we’ll know it’s been done right. And it only sets us back a day so no biggie.
Once all the brush-wielding jobs were finished, I replaced zincs, cleaned the prop, and repaired the old depth sounder transducer (see yesterday’s entry).
And here’s a little shot of boat yard diversity. An old wood power pleasure boat, a cruising sailboat, and a commercial fishing boat. All coexisting peacefully. It’s like ebony and ivory, la la la lala la la lala la…
Our current timetable, such as it is:
Tuesday, July 13, back in the water
Wednesday, July 14, earliest possible date to leave Newport
Sunday, July 18, arrive Eureka?
Saturday, July 24, arrive Bodega Bay?
Tuesday July 27, arrive at the Martina California Marina?
Obviously these are just rough estimates.