Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Painting progress

popped up for a fix, update.

Bow doors coming along, soon the rest of the bow will be sorted

Gloss laying down, few more coats yet

Sten coming along too

So, all in all, good progress, still ten days work left as we are replacing the seating area in the bow.

Missing boating hugely which confirms my passion.

Next week I am off the Bristol then Detroit then Iowa City - all work and no play as I will be back six days after taking off, not fun but then Iowa City is not exactly a hot place for holidays, believe me!

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

More paint progress

Popped to the boat and more undercoat going on


Port bow


She looks better even now!

Still the roof to undercoat, bow doors and other bits.  The wind is causing havoc but no gloss until it is settled.  Gloss will be done first thing in the morning if it's too hot during the day.  Rubbing strake to gunwhale will be blacked to make touching up easier.   I could have easily taken her out for some chill time but I need to be patient.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Re-paint coming along

I decided to pop to the boat recently to check on painting progress.

Transformed already, but not where I want to stay!.  Another three weeks and it should be finished.

I intend to pop up every week to take photos, so the hard earned cash I am spending can be justified to all and sundry. 

So, next cruise not until mid June, followed by a trip from King's Bromley to the Llangollen and back in late July/early August.

The chap painting her is booked until the end of the year and drove her to the paint shed.  His first proper journey skippering Lola, he likes the engine so he says and the prop is well matched.  Nice to hear.