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

Wax On; Wax Off

I think we've got an acceptable coat of polish on Red Ranger's hull. It's not really great. The boatyard folks can lay on a great finish. But. It's better than the finish has been in a long time.


You might be able to see the line in this picture. On the right, is the proper hull color after some polish.

On the left is the somewhat oxidized finish before having polish applied.

It's subtle, but it's all I've got to show for three days of buffing and polishing.

At the bottom right, on the brown (formerly red) stripe, there's some reflection of the morning sun. The finish is almost shiny. From certain directions. And there are some white splotches where the stripe has chipped away.

Maybe next time, I'll do a better job. If we allow more time for the haul-out, I might be able to put on several coats of polish.

It's a tiresome process. Arduous may be a better word.

If you do it on a regular basis, you may build up some upper body strength. But for those of us who do this kind of thing once every two years, it's painful.

And it's only the start. After polishing comes sanding. Same motion. But with poisonous dust.