First Project…done

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We have decided on sandblasting the bottom of Intuition to remove all the old layers of paint.  We know it could be aggressive to the hull, but if done properly it can be a time saver. Fortunately Ken did a great job.

The good news is that the sandblasting exposed a capped thru-hull that we had no idea existed; now we need to inspect it to see if it was properly capped (it doesn’t look like it).

Surprisingly, the hull was already painted with interprotect. It also revealed a few patches of some yellowish composite (no idea what it is) on the keel. It’s cracking and coming off, which needs to be removed and refilled.DSCN4728

We still need to remove the paint left under the pads and around the thru-hulls and for this we’ll use an orbital sander, while wearing protective clothing, gloves and masks.

DSCN4769By the time all the sanding is done Intuition hull will stay unpainted in order to dry during winter.??????????

In the spring, and temperature permitting, we’ll do all the necessary repairs and preparations to apply several coats of epoxy and 2 coats of anti-fouling paint.

Stay tuned for spring painting fun!

knot18

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