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sunnyd wrote:Source of the postCaptForce wrote:.........here's another one. Take full ownership of your boat. By that I mean be independent and self-sufficient. Take on the responsibility of maintaining your home. Here's a photograph from 1975 when we careened our second "Aythya" and painted the bottom at low tide. Nothing allows more independence and potential for success than being able to "do it yourself"!
Take care and joy, Aythya crew
Great picture. Some day that will be me. Probably next year but I confess to being nervous at the idea.
I've done that before; pull mast cable to a tree preferably; we don't get huge tides like that here on gulf coast but soltice tide is a biggie; one thing I can't tell from the pic if wearing mask but that cuprous oxide's some bad stuff to be breathing and when you start to get under the curve of your hull you'll be in a concentrated area of it--unless strong breeze. I used mask and still got hit pretty hard when going close up and under like that. Be sufficient, and safe
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- Your Vessel Info: Morgan Out Island 41
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Oh, and Coyle, about using the mask when careening,- good advice! I was always careful with paint dust and fiberglass sandings as well as the organic solvents. In the photo I'm applying some paint, but I was wearing the mask when scraping and sanding off the old paint. Even when applying the paint I'm best with a nice breeze. The worst I ever did was to paint the inside of my dorm building elevator red while in college, but then college is where you're supposed to be learning things, right?
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