Posts Tagged with ‘Bilgekote’
11 May 2014
Yum, three of my favorite things all together at once. Champagne, sour gummy candy and frozen yogurt…but Tate and Justice as well so I guess that makes five. No I’m not celebrating Mother’s Day or any other normal holiday instead I am celebrating my own little holiday, my liberation from painting day. That’s right, today I finished putting the 2nd and final coat of Bilgekote in the Vberth which was the very last place I had to paint. Oh today is a good day.
It all start […]
01 May 2014
While Tate is busy pioneering our propane system I’ve spent my time finishing the few cosmetic issues in the galley area needed to MAKE WAY FOR THE STOVE. All that remained in the boat to be Bilgekoted was the galley area and a few cabinets in the V-berth and believe me they needed it. This was pretty much the condition of all the cabinets with flaking paint, dirt, grease and smells lingering in the old surface.
BUT now all that remains is the Vberth, it’s amazing what you can accom […]
31 Aug 2013
We got a package in the mail the other day. A heavy box. I looked at it and wondered what type of beauty supplies Dani ordered this time. A vat of some sort of new hypo allergenic age defying sunscreen no doubt. But no, it turned out to be a great big pile of books. Paul of Memsahib’s Voyage had generously packed up a pile of hard cover books about cruising and voyaging and sent them to us now that his own personal journey around the great loop has ended.
Now, that is a serious treat for […]
25 Aug 2013
I tell ya what, these past few weeks have been nice, really nice. Tate was in TWO weddings along with all the shindigs that go with it, so for a while now we’ve been on a boat work break. Sure I kept going after work on Friday to fiddle with hinges, and do this or that, but the many days and long hour projects seemed so far in the past. And you know what, I LOVED it. I absolutely love sitting around with Tate and nothing much to do, so much so it was pretty difficult to get my next proje […]
25 Nov 2012
To see what it took to get started go to Part 1.
Well I’m almost done with 6 cabinets in the front of the boat. Only 4 remain to be be painted; 2 in the Head, and 2 in the vberth. I’ve postponed these until after the rigging and plumbing as currently the 2 in the vberth contain the holding tank (which is being removed) and old head plumbing, and the 2 in the head also still have the old head plumbing and 2 seacocks that we are considering removing and glassing over when we haul out t […]
03 Nov 2012
For the final product go to Part 2.
Like all projects on a boat seem to grow and take a life of their own, I’ve been experiencing a bit of scope creep. Yes yes, even though I know this happens pretty much every time those gears in my head start turning I still cannot hold back. It started with me simply wanting to paint a couple of walls, which lead to refinishing teak and painting, which of course led to repairing veneer damaged on the wood which has inevitably led to me biting the bullet […]
02 Jul 2011
This morning Dani woke me up at 6am. Ugh! She is so sweet though because she had coffee waiting for me. The morning time fun of painting was to continue today. Once again we have to get to the boat very early to beat the heat. The epoxy paint we’re using will get sticky and not work if you try to apply it in warmer temps. So off we went.
Right to work, Dani started prepping the engine room while I started the bilge. I finished putting a bottom coat on the bilge before handin […]
01 Jul 2011
I’m off work today for the 4th Holiday weekend and had made plans to go to the boat to “BilgeKote” the Engine Room and Bilge. I set my alarm for 5am..and managed to get up at 6am. I made it to the boat around 6:30 and got to work preparing the Bilge and Engine Room. I forgot the Acetone at home DOH! ah well, I just used some degreaser, then some water, then a scrub pad, and a vacuum to suck up any loose particles floating around.
Now we didn’t follow the Manufactu […]