I forgot something when I recounted the steps needed to get from nasty rust to “nice boat!”: smoothing the fairing compound. We (and by we I mean Peter) heaped and scraped and pushed gloopy fairing compound into the primed rust divots. Wet fairing compound is impossible to get perfectly smooth; it either is built up too […]
I struggled with what to call this post because there are so many jokes and just one title. It could have been called My Fairing Lady or: all’s fair in love and boating. or: my life my boat isn’t fair. If you are unclear whether I’m making jokes or writing gibberish, read on.
After Ospho comes primer in our Rust Repair Odyssey. Primer: just like what a normal person (read: non-steel boat owner) uses under any type of paint if they’re doing the job right. We want to do the job right (caveat in this post notwithstanding) so we are applying primer. It is a fancy-pants two-part primer formulated […]
This is the question you might be asking. See here and here for previous references; I’m sure I have piqued your interest. (I had never asked this question before buying a steel boat simply because I had never heard of Ospho. It’s not something that comes up as a topic of conversation in the circles […]
…must own a steel boat. If you’re a regular reader you know that I like to kvetch about the state of our boat. Reference all previous posts for shining examples. If you’re not a regular reader let me catch you up to speed: we live aboard a steel boat that is nearly 30 years old. It […]
Begin with the end in mind. Stephen Covey wrote that in his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It’s habit #2, as I just found out. I’ve read that book, truly I have, and though the other six of those habits elude me at the moment, this one obviously left an impression. Maybe […]
I’ll state the obvious: it’s been a long time since my last post. 6ish months – which is to say, there’s loads to catch up on. I’ll hit the highlights for those who are waiting with baited breath to discover if we are dead or divorced (no and no).