'Chortle' is our new family sailing boat. She is a Sadler 29, with bilge keels, twin skinned and polyurethane filled hull (apparently unsinkable) and was built in 1984. She has received considerable amounts of TLC this summer, a refurbishment infact from dad and we now begin our adventures.
Saturday, 30 July 2016
Absolute hell! Fortunately i had a very patient helper yesterday and all night until 6 this morning! The goo was not going on very well at a humidity level below the on tin recommendation. So we built our selves a little play den round the boat in the late afternoon so we work in to the damp cold night. This we heated with two halogen heaters three 1000w site lights and a fan heater, what fun. This below water anti foiling has to got on coat on just dry coat so it cures chemically as one. Well it looks fantastic now after some serious effort. I did a 24hr shift yestarday from 6 am to 6 am this morning. But the jobs are done in lime with the schedule and the launch date of 9 aug. The joys of having booked the hiab lorry!