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The Voyage of 'S/V Röde Orm' - Sweden
Come on board and take part in our adventures while exploring the world at the slow pace of a sailing boat. We left in June 2009, heading south to escape the northern winter... to start with. Currently in Algarve/Portugal taking it one day at a time.
Paintwork done, well except another coat of antifouling

Tomorrow it's been three weeks on the hard. Amazing how fast time pass while you work, fully focused on a project like this..

The pic shows the 'new look' of our old lady

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Warm! Sunny! Soon finished!

Really enjoyable to do the painting today :-)

The beginning of the end

first coat on the coach roof

Busy boatwork

sanding, painting, and then wet-sanding and painting again.

It takes more time and effort than a born optimist like myself realize beforehand.

2 coats of primer, and then 2 coats of the 2-part PU paint everywhere in the cockpit, on deck and the cabintop. Coloor: Off-white

3 coats of 2-part PU paint on the topsides. Colour bright red (or as we would label it- Röde Orm red) Then antiskid paint light grey 2 coats on the areas of the deck where we put out feet. Then 2 coats of good antifouling under the waterline. Pheew! regarding the waterline, we've risen it almost a decimeter, not because the the boat wasn't floating on it, but from strictly practical reasons. With a higher waterline, we will be able to polish the topsides on a calm day at anchor. A great benefit 'out there'.

This picture shows Isabelle prepping the cockpit for the final two coats...

Sunny weather is back

and the mets says it will last for most of next week at least. Thats splendid news, and we should be able to finish the paintjob during that time...

Most of thsi day was spent wetsanding all the deck and the cockpit between the 2 coats of primer and the 2-part polyurethane paint that wil finish it off. After washing it with a hose, I also painted the keel with the second coat of epoxi primer. After several turns of putty/sanding/putty etcetera.

Since this is my birthday, we celebrated at the same restaurant where we had our first meal together in Sweden after Isabelle first arrived here almost a year and a half ago.

Very nice when your entire body is aching from all this monotonous work.

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Who: Magnus & Isabelle
Port: Falsterbo -Sweden
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