Sunday, December 9, 2012
a dog's life
Put the clear coat of epoxy on the rub rails, bow sprit, boomkin and tiller with football on the radio and the dog basking in the sunshine on a surprisingly warm December day. The hardner for the epoxy kit, which is now over six years old, has a red tint from oxidation. The resulting epoxy, which has all of its original strength and hardness, now has a nice rich glow to it. I like the way it looks on the douglas fir and mahogany.
The winter maintenance list keeps expanding, the effort now being more of a refit than just maintenance. I've decided to strip and repaint the white deck and also the top plank which is also white. A forecast I'm hearing of a slightly warmer than usual winter should make the painting possible and still be ready for a late February or early March launch.
I do want Spartina to look good to match her new sails.