Archive for April, 2014

Soda Blast

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Last spring while I was painting the anti-fouling bottom paint just before launch, the old existing paint started coming off in sheets. It was really bad. Seventeen years of paint was failing. The paint buildup was thick and no longer adhered to the barrier coat. As I painted, the paint rollers kept getting covered with paint chips.The bottom paint applied ended up being a bumpy mess. And there was nothing I could do about it. The boat was being launched that week, I had no time to strip the old paint and start over. (more…)

Galatea Lives Another Day

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Hello…. It’s been awhile. Four years to be exact. Time really does fly. A lot has gone on during the past four years in my life. But not so much in the way of sailing. Galatea has been launched every Spring and hauled out every Fall. I’ve done a fair amount of sailing every year. But it’s been all day sailing around Buzzards Bay. Nothing of any real interest for my blog. Hence why I haven’t posted any entries in so long. (more…)