Ok so the first thing to get on with today is finishing off the propellers and rudders then that’s one job that can be ticked off the list. I got on doing this while Ray continued to cut the gel coat. His aim for today is to get the whole of the grey cut and ready for polishing.
An hour saw me complete the propellers and rudders so then I turned my attention to the stainless steel rails. They have started to show a few rust marks and I want to get those removed before the final brush up. Ray plodding on with his task and keeping the coffee coming.
We had purchased some cleaner for the stainless steel but it was soon apparent that it was not up to the job so Ray popped out and came back with something that was.
It wasn’t till I got started that I realised just how much stainless steel there was on the boat I guess until you have to do a job like this its not something you have to think about but at least now I had a compound that would give a pleasing result.
Alan had also arrived this morning and was tackling some of the fibreglass work that we needed doing. It’s always nice to know a man who can and Alan was the man for this job!
Thank you Alan.
By lunch time I was getting to the end of my task and Ray was also doing well with the gel coat. He was working on the stern and port side and these two sides of the boat needed the most attention.
The afternoon saw Ray cut the last of the grey gel coat and I finished the stainless steel and rubbed down the woodwork. We also managed to scrap off the loose bits of anti-foul and start sanding this down ready for re-painting.
We also had a quick visit from Terry who very kindly commented on how well the propellers and rudders had cleaned up and then went on to tell how he does his. Cheers Terry if I had known that before I could have saved myself a good 6 hours work. 😮
By this time and with a coffee in hand we decided to call it a day so Ray headed off to the DIY store to pick up some more supplies and I headed home to put the dinner on.
I will be back tomorrow with more news.