Saturday, 15 February 2014

The Holy Trinity: stripping, scraping, sanding

Now that Quest is back at my house, the hard work really begins. The current paint job isn't in to bad condition, its only 2 years old and international yacht paint was used. However in order to undertake the GRP work on Quest the paint should be removed first. 

I haven't ever removed paint from GRP before, only wooden boats, fortunately I looked through some copies of Practical Boat Owner (no.558, no.548 & no.533) which provided me with some tips. 

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Refit keels and moving boat (again)

Today was another big day on Quest, myself and Ryan refitted the keels, winched the boat back onto the trailer and towed it back to my house.