It is time and past time for an update here; my apologies to anyone who thought we dropped off the face of the earth…
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, […]
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 […]