In The Water
30 June 2008
This is how good the folks at Deaton's Yacht Service are - They noticed that I hadn't painted the bottom of the wing keel (it was not possible while it was on blocks). They could easily have just let me go in, knowing that barnicles and growth would build up over the ensuing months on a part of the boat that nobody would notice but which would inevitably have a small affect on speed and efficiency. Not Deatons. They stopped the travel lift, set me up with more bottom paint, a fresh roller with a long stick extension, and let me paint the bottom of the bottom with two coats of the really good stuff before she went into the drink. Now I can sleep better at night knowing that the bottom is completely protected.