Monday, August 15, 2011
Safe in any weather
Speaking of not being underway the local diver/bottom cleaner has told me there is no point in trying to clean Reboot's bottom. Apparently all of the copper has leached out of the ablative bottom paint. I will be pulling Reboot in early September to paint the bottom. My research into bottom paints is interesting. Apparently the ~$125 West Marine paint has the same copper content as the ~$300 high end paint. What is worth the extra $175? Another insight is into "multi-season" paint. I realized that most boaters don't travel very far each "season." With about 15,000 nm since my last bottom paint job I think I have used up a lot of seasons.
I am also going to use this "availability" (for some reason the Navy calls yard time an availability. I always thought that strange. I figured an availability was when a ship could go and fight) to change my prop back to the maxi-prop. I had changed it out in Green Cove Springs to see if I got better performance with the original equipment fixed prop. I have concluded that I get very little loss of performance under power and a lot of drag under sail.
Fair winds and following seas.
at August 15, 2011
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