After days of sanding and priming and even more sanding and priming the first coat of Interlux Brightside paint is now on SWALLOW'S topsides. I applied the paint using the 'roll and tip' method. From 10' away it looks great. As I've had my nose inches from her hull for days I can spot the … Continue reading A big jump forward
This almost record dry March has allowed me to keep at sanding SWALLOW's topsides. At first this project was going to be few touchups ... but once started the project has grown. Yeah, a common story with boats! I've been working steadily at getting primer/filler above waterline in preparation to but on fresh paint. The … Continue reading And more sanding
Sanding continues. My hands are sore and my fingerprints have diminished - I have difficulty using the fingerprint reader to unlock my cellphone! The toe & caprail, stem, bowsprit and transom are done. The boomkin is at a pause as I debate a change to the mainsheet hardware (more in this later). I sanded off … Continue reading I’m losing my fingerprints
The weather is feeling very spring-like so I have gone to work on SWALLOW'S brightwork. I scraped off all the loose varnish from the toe and cap rails. I also scraped the rubrail - though I'm going to let that wood slowly de-varnish itself and in the future treat with teakoil. Once the brightwork was … Continue reading Sanding and more sanding
After two-plus months traveling around the western United States, and the Denver stop to get rid of stuff, Momma Kitty and I are back aboard SWALLOW. No immediate things of concern found. Cabin is dry and mold free - a big plus! Now to re-settle aboard and get to task getting SWALLOW recommissioned.
Eight years ago I had SO MUCH STUFF. This was my convoy of things for a move from Seattle to Denver - So much stuff!!! Last week I returned to Seattle with what remains of my stuff not even close to filling a U-Haul trailer - Since February 2018 I figure I have given away … Continue reading Less stuff
I enjoy eating crab. Enjoying the is soured by how inconsiderate some crabbers are in placing their pots: right in narrow channels and designated travel lanes. Example of the result - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/washington-ferry-riders-experience-long-waits-as-numerous-boats-are-out-of-service/ Maybe there should be an added fee to the crabbing license to cover the cost of the above repair!?