Sunday, 30 October 2016

Blacking - Day 1

We popped up to the club house at Stafford Boat Club last night, well it would have been rude not too, there were only a few people there, but it gave us the opportunity of meeting some of the members, including John who takes care of all the bookings for the slip way and also Frank who was on duty this morning to haul LJ out.

There were two boats ready to go back in and we were the first of two to come out. As we were moored in the arm we just had to wait for the second boat to pass us then it was our turn to go up.

Heading for the slipway 

Up she comes

As soon as we were up the pressure washer was checked then the hard work started. James started the washing whilst I removed the front and rear buttons, then it was onto scraping. We had a quick lunch stop and got the rest of the scraping finished this afternoon.

And she's up and in place

James getting to work with the pressure washer
We are trying out Keelblack this time instead of the usual thick bitumen so all the bare steel and any rust patches need to be treated with Fertan first, James got it on one side today as well. Feeling pleased as we are slightly ahead of our schedule. 

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