The deck painting process is nearly finished. We did it one or two patches at a time, so it's been slow going. We choose light grey industrial single part polyurithane called protectakote UVR. The stuff is fantastic, super grip and tough as nails... I have dropped hammers on it with zero damage.. The hammer even bounced! We have a stair case that leads up to the boat... I used this as a testing ground for the paint. Super high wear for six months and it wa still in great condition. I primed with interprotect.
Ed Joy design 56' lifting keel & rudder, Jacobs Brothers Built
Capetown, South Africa
Claude, Julie, Noah, Lilo, & Finn
Claude: 32 yrs old, circumnavigator, surfer, husband, daddy-O, buddha-like.
Julie: 33 yrs old, loves to be on the water, bookworm, wife, momma, Eeyore-like.
Noah: 7 yrs old, really into reptiles and surfing.
Lilo: 4 yrs old, comedian, thinks helicopters (and anything very very loud... [...] are the best thing ever.
Finn: 1 yr old, really very loud (Lilo loves him), loves engines.
Well... we started a family and now the normal thing would be to buy a house. But the problem with a house is that you can't travel with it and you rarely have adventures with it.
So the plan is : build dream boat: EVA (dream boat definition: Aluminium, tough, low maintenance meaning minimum [...]
paintwork and simple systems (we seriously considering not having a fridge) lifting keel so go anywhere: think estuaries, rivers, the amazon! high tidal zones, ability to beach, comfortable enough for 5 and 2 occasional guests) We live and sail and travel the world until the kids scream enough (probably when they'll be teens so 10 yrs to go) then find pleasant area to settle and when kids go to college off we sail again as a 'free' couple to who knows where.
That's the plan so far anyhow.