2245Hrs – Second Sanding Done!
Two heavy work sessions, one on Saturday and one today and I’ve now completed the second sanding and got both hulls washed down again. I’m really pleased to have got this job out of the way and as I said the other day that should be the last heavy sanding I will need to do on the build.
It looks as if the next couple of weeks could bring some much needed paid work along so build time will be a bit scarcer. I need to let everything dry out for a few days now anyway but I’ll be grabbing whatever time I can in order to keep things moving.
I was pondering the waterline as I finished up this afternoon. I think I mentioned that Jacques had painted Pilgrim so that the antifoul came up as far as the hull chine. It’s an easier option as there is a natural curve to follow and it actually looks quite good. I’m thinking I will draw in the actual waterline and paint to that. I figure it’s worth a go and if I cock it up or it doesn’t look right then I can always just extend it up to the chine anyway.
Thanks to Howard for keeping the discussion about refrigeration going. His question about putting the cooling coils in the ocean because seawater is a much better conductor of heat than air is an interesting one.
I hadn’t heard of such a thing but Google soon found that they do exist! I found THIS
First impression is that they seem pricy but I’ve added them to my ever increasing research list!
It’d be great to hear from anyone who’s had experience with these systems.