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.

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Our previous work had begun to rust. 

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Sanding off loose paint

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We dug this out in preparation

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He dug a hole to rest in

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Angle grinding all day

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Barrier Coat – Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Primer

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G FLEX all the way around with focus on front

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Side view of G Flex and Barrier Coat

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