Lots of painting

I had to:

  • Mark the waterline with the aid of a laser level
  • Paint the below-waterline area with anti-fouling paint (expensive!)
  • Mask off and prime the sides above the water line.
  • Sand the primer
  • Paint the sides in dark blue.
  • Mask off and paint the white boot stripe, again with the help of the laser level
  • Finish priming and painting the interior cabin walls (most of it was painted months previously, before the deck and cabin roof were installed.
  • Varnish the cabin ceiling, cabin trim, and the rear compartment ceiling.

Lots of work! Once the paint had dried a couple of days, we flipped the boat right side up, back into its cradle. Like the first flip, this was easier than expected.