More painting

While our boat is out of the water the hull is being blacked, with parts of it already done.  The anodes are approaching the end of their life and won’t last until the next blacking so now is the best time to replace them.  The blacking will be completed around the new anodes.

New anodes fitted
New anodes fitted

The blue undercoat makes a lot of difference since my last visit.  The left hand side is done, with the lining marked out ready.

Blue undercoat with lining marked out
Blue undercoat with lining marked out

The name panel will have a red background and the red undercoat is there ready.

Red name panel, left side
Red name panel, left side

The red is on the right hand name panel too.  The gunwales still have to be painted here and the grey makes it look unfinished, but Paul (the painter) is working his way around the boat and it will be blue by the time you read this.

Red name panel, right side
Red name panel, right side

Paul has been working around the front doors too.

Front, right side
Front, right side

Once again, the grey along the gunwales makes the left side unfinished – at least until Paul gets there.

Front, left side
Front, left side

The wet undercount around the bows gives a shiny appearance, making it easier to imagine how it will look when finished.

Wet undercoat on the bows
Wet undercoat on the bows

That’s three weeks of hard work completed.  Another three to go.

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