Daisypath - Vacation

Thursday, 21 February 2013

I've Got A New Friend!

He's at the hatch whenever I open it and he walks a bit funny.... Maybe he has a bad knee like me?!

He even takes food from my hand, he's not afraid at all.



The approach:



Gonna get it:



It's one of the things I love about being on the boat - being able to feed ducks and other 'creatures' from the hatch!

It's absolutely freezing again today and I'm sure I've actually just spotted a few random snow flakes coming down!? It's not been any more than 2.5 degrees all day unfortunately! I was hoping the warmer weather we had earlier this week would continue as I have a new job to do...

The other day we tidied up outside and re-jigged a few of our plantpots around. We had one on the gas locker but it was all chipped and the design of the pot had come off during winter (I'm guessing it wasn't frost proof!).

Anyway, we repotted the plant into a larger pot which now lives outside our boat and did away with the old pot, deciding not to have anything on the gas locker as it's a bit of an inconvenience when needing to get gas bottles or the hose out etc

But this is what we're left with:



The gas locker is all scratched so needs sanding back and repainting. I think I'm going to paint it in a deep burgundy colour which we have elsewhere on the boat (it's also the same red colour as the hinges on the gas locker in the pic above!)

The area around the gas locker lid is also scratched so I'll attempt to do that too.We have some spare green paint leftover from when the front bulkhead needed repainting when we had the new doors put in so that will do for that!

I want to get it done ASAP though as it makes the boat look a right mess! For now, I will just have to wait until it is a little bit warmer!

I have to say I'm a bit nervous about putting paint on the boat as we have a lovely paint job everywhere else that has a mirror-like finish. I don't want to apply any paint and make it look a right mess, where you can see all the brush strokes etc!

There's some YouTube videos though on how to apply boat paint, so I will watch a few of those before attempting anything!
The key is the preparation so lots of sanding first me thinks!!




2 comments:

  1. Hi Lewis
    Get yourself some Owatrol oil to add to the paint, it makes the paint flow removing the brush marks
    Roger

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  2. Hi roger - great to hear from you. Hope you're both well. Was good to (briefly!) see you the other day.

    Thanks for the tip, I'll definately be getting some of that now!

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