Boatbuilding Blog

August 17, 2011

Haul Out

Filed under: Building - Painting — tomlarkin @ 11:16 am

Took her out of the water for the first time since we launched. Changed the oil and filter, changed the lower unit oil, scrubbed and repainted the bottom, cut the skegs down and mounted them permanently, and got the boat name painted on. I raised the boot stripe on the stern too, to make her look like she’s floating on her lines instead of being stern-low.

First thing I did was to scrub off all the green scum and repaint the bottom.


Checking out name sizes.

Nancy painted the letters free-hand after outlining with chalk.


Dark gold trim finishes the lettering.