Today I put the finishing touches to the topside’s ready for the topcoat. We are getting close.
Meanwhile below the waterline I am removing the old loose antifouling paint and primer and sanding and priming as needed. As usual there is quite a bit of work here as the paint job is getting on a bit. In the process I found a suspect looking piece of metal which I took a hammer to. It proved very thin so that with a few whacks I was able to distort the surface and in fact found a small hole caused by some internal corrosion. Out came the angle grinder and now I have cut out a much bigger hole to get rid of the thin corroded metal.
Tomorrow a welder will be coming to weld in a new piece and hopefully it will be as good as new.
All is well.
It got very noisy and smelly today, felt like I was living in an industrial site. Not at all conducive to my labours (this computer does not know how to spell labour - there it did it again, is this thing set to Australian spelling or something? Goddammit!) It is quiet now, a bit of catching up is in order … zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.