Wednesday, July 28, 2021

hauled out

Hauled out SPARTINA earlier this week for mid-summer maintenance.  Will probably have her in the garage for a couple weeks.  Some of this will be routine maintenance - touch-up painting, varnishing and cleaning - and some will be a 15-year refit.  New stays, blocks, turnbuckles are on the schedule.  The boat has seen a lot of sailing over the last decade and a half, don’t need any more breakage like I had last winter with the mizzenmast.

I find this kind of work intimidating but eventually realize it is one step at a time.  First step was power washing the bottom.  Epoxy work, sanding, painting next.  Then hardware, stays, etc, and I’ll finish with a new coat of anti-fouling paint.


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