Yesterday was a fun day with a bunch of different things to do, the highlite of the day, and nerve racker was my first striping job. Don’t tell Clif though. I just had seen it done and thought,mmm self, how hard can that be? I was a shacking mess after it was done. First I tried it out on one of the old Barrel Back hatches I have from Sylvia.
Seemed easy. Until you do it on a brand new varnish bob and its not your boat. Here is a lesson. Dont put your hand on the deck while you are doing this. One palm into wet paint and it went down hill fast. After some panicky wiping down, we decided tape was the way. Which is a fail safe method, But that Bueler Roller is amazing and does do the trick. Nerves will kill you.
Here is a video from the Antique Boat Center. No tape. YIKES
You have to go into a job like this with an amazing amount of confidence. Which, now i don’t have, but will do it again. the results in the end were fantastic.
Then home and MULCH! lots of mulch. Aprox 20 Cubic yards of it.
but that’s OK, cause the sun was out and late in the afternoon it kinda warmed up to a nice 68. So out we went with the pups who know know the words. BOAT RIDE. Its a crazy yap fest until the Trusty Van Ness W start up.