The prime directive

After Ospho comes primer in our Rust Repair Odyssey.

Primer: just like what a normal person (read: non-steel boat owner) uses under any type of paint if they’re doing the job right.  We want to do the job right (caveat in this post notwithstanding) so we are applying primer.

It is a fancy-pants two-part primer formulated for metal and costs no more for a pint-sized container than does a good dinner out in Manhattan.

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The family who chips together

…must own a steel boat.

If you’re a regular reader you know that I like to kvetch about the state of our boat.  Reference all previous posts for shining examples.

If you’re not a regular reader let me catch you up to speed: we live aboard a steel boat that is nearly 30 years old.  It wasn’t taken well taken care of for a few years. We are fixing it and, though everything that sits in the water is safe/repaired/rust free, our deck is rusty and we aren’t willing to pay someone to fix it when we can just as easily do it ourselves (read: we don’t want to spend the money).

There.

Up to speed.

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