Category Archives: bottom paint

Camp Evenstar

Our home is out of the water and has been for a couple of weeks now.  We pulled Evenstar in Opua to get some much-needed work done.  The basic list is: New standing rigging.  All the wires that hold the mast up are original to the boat and need replacing.  Read On..

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Bottom’s Update

We have two coats of bottom paint, the yard came through today with the Saturday workman. Remaining to do, bottom-wise before launch (with responsibilities): Reinstall prop, spray paint it and install new zincs – ME Remove, glass over and paint old ST80 depth/temp sounder through hull – YARD Install Shaft Read On..

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Progress Report Part 2…the Bottom

So the bottom was a disaster in slow motion that I simply hadn’t planned or budgeted for.  The original plan was simple:  Slap another coat off Pettit Trinidad Ultima SR on the bottom before launch and splash. And to think I believed I had a problem when Pettit “changed” the Read On..

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Butt Naked

“Look ma, no paint” Boy does Evenstar’s bottom look right nekkid about now.  The soda blasting is done and she’s pretty stripped.  Though, as always, it wasn’t 100% smooth.  A couple of gotchas on this job that we are sorting out. The first is the whole “layer of fine white Read On..

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Soda Blast!

Sounds like a cool experiment on MythBusters, no?  Kari Byron with a red umbrella in FHM…you know what I’m talking about. Well, no, not exactly in this case.  Not when the bottom paint is falling off in chunks. Not very large chunks, but there some patches the size of my Read On..

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