Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Last summer I hit a ledge - see post for September 22, 2009 - and when we hauled I saw that the damage is about what I expected:

Journeyman's keel is made up of pieces of steel embedded in resin, and it is pretty tough. I'll sand and wire brush this damage clean, paint it out with epoxy, fair it with thickened epoxy, sand it fair, coat it again with unthickened resin, and call it good.

The barnacles are here because this is where a keel block was last winter, and I couldn't get to it. Ships have "blocking plans" for placement of keel blocks, and the several plans are rotated so a spot blocked up on one dry docking isn't blocked in the next docking. I try to do the same with Journeyman.

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