Prep for paint

OMG.  (Sometimes that is just completely appropriate.)

I seriously couldn’t believe that we got an email stating that the boatyard was prepping for paint!

more prep
more prep
preppety prep
preppety prep
preppey paint prep
preppey paint prepping

My dreams are finally coming true!

on the uphill slope

After this the news from the boatyard was a little more chipper.  It was nice to see progress being made instead of just finding new problems.

I’m attaching some photos of the hull paint, water tanks with rhino liner coating and new hoses, as well as some of the interior views.

Rhinolining on the water tank. I can totally get behind this!
this is the piece that was welded put into the area where the port light was. nothing is getting through that!
Holes in the transom are welded, filled and primed. Maybe we can secure our lifelines to steel instead of fiberglass this time…
paint is going onto the boat. so awesome!

and so it goes…

Here’s the next communique we received from our boatyard:

Included are some pictures of the bottom sand blasting as it is coming along this afternoon.  There are an additional 13 holes on the port side – most of them the size of a pea, a few the size of a dime.  The crew will be putting the primer on as discussed with you this evening.  
I also wanted to see if there were any questions on the updated estimates and summary email I sent yesterday for the #1 Spot repair to remove rust areas and #2 Sand blast prime and paint.  Do we have your authorization to run the remaining deposit amount of (insert large amount of $ here) on the credit card on file? 
We will give you a call on Monday with another update and will send you more pictures.  I hope you both have a great weekend.
That great weekend thing was a bit of a stretch after reading that.  I also had not given the authorization for the credit card because I hoped that if I ignored it the problem would go away…  It didn’t.  We paid.
So here we have pictures of our boat sandblasted down to metal (and then with primer slapped over it quickly so it wouldn’t rust more).  At least we have found all the problems, right?
Port Hull Mar 14
Port Hull 2 Mar 14
Port Hull 4 Mar 14
Port Hull 3 Mar 14

Oh No!

Don’t buy a steel boat, they said.  It will be full of rust, they said.

We scoffed at them all and bought a steel boat anyway.




During our recent cleaning trip we had a discussion with the boatyard that there were a few surface rust spots that needed to be sandblasted off and generally taken care of.  Ok, that’s fine.  Let’s do it.


Then… the boatyard sent us this picture:


And this:


And this:



What have we done?