I’ll be underway for Newfoundland in less than 5 days. I’ve got about 8 days worth of projects to complete. I’ll begin the trip with a project (and sleep) deficit. It’s common.
I think I had a break through on the waxing – and that is: apply two coats of wax. I’ve spent hours in the past compounding, polishing, then waxing only to see the shine fade a month later. I’ll be keeping an eye on it throughout the summer. Also, learned that I should wax at least once mid-summer to maintain best protection.
There’s a problem with painting black on black when it comes to bottom painting. That is, I used more paint. It’s hard to tell how thick the application is, or if a spot has been painted already. So naturally I err on the “I didn’t paint that section yet” side – and some of the imaginary boxes I use to map out the hull get painted twice, sometimes three times. I got through 75% of the hull on one gallon this time. I recall last year painting out the entire hull with just 1 gallon. Next year, I’ll use a different color – green? I bet I’ll be back down to one gallon.
A good friend, Paul Bowden made a beautiful spice rack for Elizabeth. She is getting some nice details this year, and the spice rack is by far the prettiest !