Cruising my 1995 Catalina 42 MK II sailboat with my cat XO, the good, the bad, and the ugly of the open ocean world cruising life.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Last spring I had Reboot hauled and put on a new coat of bottom paint. You may remember that this was also when we discovered damage to the rudder.
After my two failed attempts to sail to Jamaica I thought it wise, in light of extensive high speed (for a sailboat) travel to have the boat hauled again. It also makes it much easier to work on - when you drop tools you climb down and retrieve them, rather than going to Sears for new! With the exception of the front bottom of the rudder and the edges of the wing on the wing keel everything down below is in great shape. It is, however, quite obvious where the water flow "self polished" the underside paint.