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04-07-2013 06:55 AM
PalmettoSailor
Re: Ready To Go Back In?

Sorry for your loss Swampcreek. I can only imagine how tough loosing a sibling must be.

Hope you are able to to soon find some solace on the water.
04-02-2013 10:29 AM
swampcreek
Re: Ready To Go Back In?

Thanks bljones & 4arch, it's been a tough year. He had a tough fight, he had esophagus and liver cancer. When he bought a project boat a few months ago and started talking about years down the road I thought he had it beat since he wasn't the kind to ask directly about what was going on. Last Sunday he drove himself to the hospital, the hospital then called on Monday and reported he would not be leaving, he failed fast after that. On Thursday just by chance I stopped to see him when it happened, it was unspeakably tough to see.

I like to believe he's up with my Mom, since they both loved boating they're either ripping around being pushed by 2 huge big blocks or simply on a nice sail. Yes, in my family we are sailors AND we enjoy insanely loud speedboats...we like ALL boats.
04-02-2013 07:36 AM
4arch
Re: Ready To Go Back In?

Swamp, our condolences.
04-02-2013 01:35 AM
bljones
Re: Ready To Go Back In?

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My brother passed away
Sorry to hear. Hang in there.
04-02-2013 01:30 AM
swampcreek
Re: Ready To Go Back In?

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Originally Posted by 4arch View Post
As a side note, in some discussions of the Ultima 60 it was mentioned that it might be thicker than the average bottom paint and therefore harder to apply. I didnít find it any thicker or harder to apply than any other bottom paint Iíve used in the past. If anything, it was easier to apply than the paint I used last time around. Maybe the formula has been improved? So far the only negative of the Ultima is that the blue is a dark navy/teal while most of the other blue bottom paints Iíve seen/used are more similar to the Sunbrella ďPacific BlueĒ shade.
It is darker, at first I thought I may have ordered the wrong shade of blue but upon checking there is only one shade. What I don't understand is that the information I got with the boat states that it had Ultima 60 on before and it was that conventional light blue. Formula change? Anyway the color is growing on me...hopfully nothing grows on IT!

My brother passed away Thursday so of course I haven't done anything since. I'll probably not be able to put the shear stripe on since I noticed the marina called, I imagine I'm blocking someone who is ready to go in, I'll probably have to splash before I'm off during any warm windless weather that would enable me to apply the stripe.
04-02-2013 12:16 AM
bljones
Re: Ready To Go Back In?

I have been ready to go in since our boat was hauled out.
The boat, on the other hand, needs a couple of days of prep. two more weeks til the dock opens.
04-01-2013 10:42 PM
chef2sail
Re: Ready To Go Back In?

Glad you are in this weekend. You will know you have a great job done underneath you.
Thats hard work. This shoud be our first weekend anchoring out

Dave
04-01-2013 10:16 PM
T37Chef oh yes Brian ...I remember those back pains...not fun is it. Congrats
04-01-2013 10:00 PM
4arch
Re: Ready To Go Back In?

I worked my fingers to the bone over the weekend but I am ready! I put on the last three barrier coats Friday morning, Friday afternoon, and Saturday morning. I worked on the boot stripe between barrier coats Friday and my wife and I waxed the hull between coats Saturday. The first coat of Ultima 60 bottom paint went on Saturday afternoon and the second coat Sunday morning. I took Sunday afternoon off for Easter (and the rain) but went back tonight to put the finishing touches on the boot stripe. Between the time the boat was soda blasted in mid-February and now itís been an absolutely grueling several weekends of work (of the variety I donít particularly enjoy) but the bottom looks awesome. The plan is to splash one night this week or Saturday morning, depending on weather. I canít wait!

Once sheís back in, I have a few more winter projects to finish up. The cockpit and interior tables are at home to be refinished. I put a new thru-hull in for a larger bilge pump hose while hauled out but never got around to connecting the new hose. I also tore the dry rotted vinyl liners out of most of the interior cabinets and started replacing them with reflectix. Just need to finish those projects up in the next couple of weeks.

As a side note, in some discussions of the Ultima 60 it was mentioned that it might be thicker than the average bottom paint and therefore harder to apply. I didnít find it any thicker or harder to apply than any other bottom paint Iíve used in the past. If anything, it was easier to apply than the paint I used last time around. Maybe the formula has been improved? So far the only negative of the Ultima is that the blue is a dark navy/teal while most of the other blue bottom paints Iíve seen/used are more similar to the Sunbrella ďPacific BlueĒ shade.
03-28-2013 07:54 PM
T37Chef yes, unfortunately the boat has been on the hard for over 2 years... long story short... the initial intent was to do a overhaul on the old engine but I determined that the money and time spent was not worth it. therefore we chose to wait save some money and buy a new engine, which we did at the Annapolis Boat Show last fall. my time has been limited until recently as we are trying to get our house on the market
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