SWALLOW’s bottom painting is done!
This is the last ‘large task’! Now to finish a few small things as I wait for the barrier coat, applied to protect the keel’s steel shoe, to cure: 120 hours (five days) because of the 50-degree mid-April days.
Bottom painting isn’t the only work being done:
- Fixing, painting and varnishing the dinghy oars
- Removing the unused stereo
- Rewiring the electrical panel so VHF and depth sounder are on their own circuits
- Installing a new fuel filter
- Installing a new rope clutch for the furler control line and a new control line
- Installing the reefing cringle lines
- Touchup painting on the deck, house and cockpit.
- Installed a fresh zink onto the keel
- Cleaning the fresh water tank
- Cleaning and filling the engine fuel tank with fresh gas.
- Varnishing of brightwork
- New house batteries
- Bought a whisker pole and installed a spinnaker eye on the mast
- Installed a damper into the woodstove’s stack
- Paid ’19/’20 boat registration and put the sticker on the hull
- Cleaned, organized and removed unused items from the forepeak
- and, sadly, sold my old boat 😦
I also visited family on the east side of Puget Sound –
So close to being able to launch I now need to think about where I’m going cruise!