Got the first coat of anti-fouling bottom paint on the hull today. Lulu got the 3rd and final coat of green paint on the bulwarks. Then we pulled all the masking tape except along the boot top and she touched up green pant and Cetol wherever it needed it. She also cleaned the unpainted part of the hull. Ol’ Siempre Sabado is starting to look her proud old self again.
We’re opting to stay in the yard one more day. We’ll relaunch on Wednesday instead of tomorrow. The bottom paint wants a minimum of 6 hours between coats, but preferably paint it on between 9 AM and 4 PM lest the dew or other condensation screw it up. Then it wants a minimum of 16 hours before relaunch. So, since the ocean weather is not behaving anyway, we figured another $24 for another lay day vs. messing up a very expensive bottom job was a reasonable trade-off.
My other job today was to organize and inventory the lazarette. For the non-swabs, the lazarette is to the boat what the trunk is to the car. Want to know what you can put in a lazarette? Now remember as you read this list that this is on a double-ended boat. Not one with one of those big wide transoms.
2 folding sawhorses
the old forestay
the old inner forestay
2 folding sand chairs
1 garden sprayer
1 empty gallon jug
roll of window screen material
shore power cord
5/8″ ID plastic hose (about 6′)
1/2″ ID plastic hose (about 6′)
3/4″ ID rubber hose (about 5′)
Lots and lots (and lots and lots) of spare lengths of line from 5/16″ to 5/8″ in lengths from 12′ to 40′
old jib sheets w/snap shackles
yo-yo (hand line reel for fishing)
inflatable 2-man kayak with foot pump and paddles
oil changing hose and pump
paint stirrer (for use with a drill)
2 large funnels
Baja fuel filter
lunch hook (20 lb. Danforth anchor)
lunch hook rode (200′)
bag of stuff to make baggywrinkle out of
Oh yeah, two of the house batteries are housed down there as well. Almost forgot about them since they’re in a battery box and I don’t take them out of the lazarette unless I really need to (they’re beaucoup heavy).