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She's out! I'm too pooped to even power wash her tosh ( 10/25 )
 

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She is still beautiful. Up in your area last week. Thought of you as we passed by on 95. Have a great winter.

Dot and John
 

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Good for you! Sometime next month for Tundra Down. "Drinking Bird" our catboat comes out Thursday. Ugh! Not enough time on the water this season. Growing families!

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thanks everyone! I won't say my sailing hobby is over, but I do plan to spend the next few months slowly making her clean and pretty smelling just for the off chance someone actually wants to think about buying her :)
 

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My O'day came out of the water 3 weeks ago. Interestingly, when she came out there were NO zincs on her prop shaft!:eek:



However, after a quick shower, and dry, all was found to be OK;


I still have to take down the dodger, and tuck her in for the winter.
 
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Denise,
Sad day, but she looks great!
Take down the canvas! Some yards won't even haul with it on.
 

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I just washed her. The topside stuff will come off later in the week. it's nice out! Time to relax!

E. that pic of the shaft and prop are why I bottom paint them. maybe it's sacraligious but they don't get crusted as much. But that could be because it's in the River and it's only somewhat brackish
 

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That's a sad photo, Denise. I will post a similar one next week, though.

See you in the spring,

Gary :cool:
Gary where you keep your boat? I may just take you up on some sailing in the spring! hey.. you coming to my club party on Nov 1st? I invited Jim and others from the area. 10 bucks is a pretty good deal for all kinds of food and liquids :)
 

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E. that pic of the shaft and prop are why I bottom paint them. maybe it's sacraligious but they don't get crusted as much. But that could be because it's in the River and it's only somewhat brackish
Believe it or not, the prop, shaft, and strut WERE painted with zinc-based transducer paint. You may notice a gray hue to the picture of the prop.

Unfortunately, I was out of commission with a torn ACL for much of the season (May 9 - late July), so she sat in her slip, and the creepie-crawlies got a toe hold on her appendages. (this sounds like a Halloween story)

I did scrub the bottom in early August, and the zincs were still there at the time. I couldn't see them very well, as I didn't have a mask. I was really surprised to see them gone in early October.
 

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Geeze E, hope you don't some stray electrons running wild! :eek:
 

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... When I first had the boat surveyed, she had been sitting on a mooring. We started the motor to bring her over to the yard where the survey was to take place, put the transmission in gear, and the boat wouldn't move.... I recall the owner, who was present and wanted to sell the boat, diving in with his shorts on, and brandishing a putty knife to scrape the barnacles off the prop.

He climbed back aboard after his swim with a bloody hand, but the boat would move, albeit very slowly.

Once we made it to the slings and lifted her up, this is what we saw;
 

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The absolute best antifouling paint I found for my bronze prop was transducer paint I bought at West Marine. Nothing attacked the prop for two years - nothing! I also sprayed my prop shaft with it as well and nothing was on the shaft after two years in the water.

Gary :cool:
 

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The absolute best antifouling paint I found for my bronze prop was transducer paint I bought at West Marine. Nothing attacked the prop for two years - nothing! I also sprayed my prop shaft with it as well and nothing was on the shaft after two years in the water.

Gary :cool:
Bring your boat up into Narragansett Bay, and leave it on a mooring for a season... I believe that it is where life began.
 

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Denise, the party is really tempting! But I think I'm going to head out to Dragon Wing to start prepping her for her trip in the slings. Although, it's going to be windy, and it WOULD be nice to finally meet Gary...
 

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I took it to the Florida keys where stuff grows they never heard of in New England. Lots of Angel hair on the hull, nothing on the prop. Don't knock it till you try it.

Works for me,

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I feel bad for you folks who have to pull your boats out of the water for the winter. Here in SoCal, this time of the year has some of the best sailing. I had a nice little sail today on Santa Monica Bay; 10 kts of wind, 4 to 6 ft swell, ~65 or 70˚F. I even had a small pod of dolphins escort me out into the bay.
 

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Here's sympathy from another southern year around sailor. But it all evens out in the end because June to August here is too hot to sail... Unless you count evening sailing ☺
 
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