Archive | May 2016

Keel Sealing

We did it. Left the house at 7:00 am Saturday morning. It was incredible. Stopped at the hardware store in watermill for drop cloths and were at the boat unloading tools by 9:20. The dream has been realized. No traffic until the expected slowdown in Bridgehampton.  Got going right away with sanding/grinding the keel and rudder. Then focused on clearing about an inch near keel to hull joint and broke out the G Flex and sealed all around with a focus on leading edge where we had dug out old caulk leaving a small gap. “The Smile” is all filled in and then the grey barrier coat. Got 2 coats on and then packed up. Looking forward to another barrier coat this coming weekend and then the bottom paint and splashing.


Our previous work had begun to rust. 


Sanding off loose paint


We dug this out in preparation


He dug a hole to rest in


Angle grinding all day


Barrier Coat – Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Primer


G FLEX all the way around with focus on front


Side view of G Flex and Barrier Coat