Hammer Time

I seem to have a song for just about everything; most of the time I keep things to myself and just sing in my own head. But sometimes, especially when I’m a bit tired or distracted or feeling like lifting my own spirits, I will sing. And by “sing” I don’t mean a melodious tune. Nope, […]

Fair thee well

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 […]

The prime directive

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 […]