To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

Final Pre-Launch Touch-Up

The hull paint was chipped in some places. Down to a thin layer in others.

We touched it up.

Hull with touch-up
Splashed a little paint on the chipped spots

The bulk of the bottom paint is in good shape. We hope this little touch-up will reduce barnacle and algae damage for another year or so.

CA scraped the residue from our old blue fenders. You can see that there's a lot of dirty smudge action.

Next year, we'll wash, wax, and paint her for real.

Next weekend: oil change, sails, and bimini cover. And maybe some interior cleaning, too.

On a side note, we've got innumerable Virginia boat registration problems. We let the dinghy registration lapse, so now we've got a new number for it, which is confusing. We have a fake no-title registration for Red Ranger to make Florida happy. Coast Guard documentation is good enough for 49 other states. Not Florida. Sigh. So. We might try to re-register everything in Maryland. Or. Maybe wait until we get to Florida again and subject ourselves to their idiocy.