Sunday, 15 January 2012

Painting the hull

Normally Saturday is sailing day with Dad but with a list of places to be at and three children to be ferried to various locations too it was not meant to be. One of the plus sides of being away from the lake was some time to get some painting done. Rattle cans are the ideal pass time on a busy day as between taxi driving and household cleaning an occasional coat can be added.

I had already added a coat of red oxide primer on Friday teatime so the first ten minute job for Saturday was masking off below the water line. A first dusting of blue was followed by cleaning the living room. Not that I had been sprayinng in there! It was just one of my assigned chores. After cleaning duties it was back out onto the driveway to apply some more blue. With the hull brought inside to keep warm it was off to netball with the youngest. On returning the hull was treated to several light coats of Halfords clear lacquer, punctuated with more household tasks. The last boat job to be done was later in the day after a family get together for my nephews baptism. On returning home the hull was nice and warm in the conservatory which allowed me to apply the white vinyl line. I remember the days when every car spares shop sold vinyl go faster stripes to put on your Cortina. Not now, I finally tracked some down in a car shop. He had a couple of roles in a box in the back of the store room.



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4 comments:

Duckie. said...

Told you that car shops don't have it any more, the go faster stripes have gone out of fashion these days!

Duckie. said...

Ah yes, forgot to mention the painting looks great!!

Phil Parker said...

Model shops do nice rolls of vinyl line nowadays for very reasonable money. Halford range of "go faster stripe" has improved recently - I use it for marking the tracks on model railway control panels !

pph sports betting said...

they are big! I love it! Nice work!

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