However I have started a long-overdue task that cannot be put off any longer : A complete strip back to bare wood of the anti foul and bottom re-paint. Lying under the boat (with the rain pouring down) I have made a start. A tungsten-carbide bladed scraper seems to be the best weapon . The old paint comes off in dust and small flakes and gets everywhere so I need to be fully goggled and masked-up for this horrible job.
|Stripping off the old bottom paint.|