Haul Out Complete–Boy Oh Boy!December 10th, 2009
Well…we are out of the yard after 13 grueling days bringing Blue Moon’s bottom back to acceptable…in fact we went beyond acceptable…we are talking Race Worthy smoothness. Not too many issues to deal with other than years of previous owner neglect. There were a few cosmetic blister issues on the hull…and some reinforcement for the rudder in a few spots…but the hard part of whole ordeal was getting all the old stuff off and prepping the bottom for painting. I decided to throw a barrier coat on–close to 4 coats over the entire hull–and then followed up with 2 coats of good quality and should I say expensive bottom paint to round out the week. Here are a few pics from the week…
Having faired in the motor well on this haul out…my sail back to Sausalito was motor free sailing at its finest. More to come…Blue Moon is back home, happy, and ready for some sailing. The rig will come down after Thanksgiving and I will redo the standing rigging, add a mast head VHF antenna, LED Tricolor, and a Windex.