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  • Boat Work – Spring 2010

    Posted on April 10th, 2010 cwmoore No comments

    We went to visit Inspiration in her heated storage Thursday. Upon arrival we found the house batteries flat dead.  I mean like zip voltage, not sufficient to even make the DC lights glow a little.  Of course, that means a whole new battery bank will need to be installed – think $600 for 4 batteries.  I charged the batteries for an hour and then put it back on house batteries and it only took about 15 minutes for it to discharge to less than 10 VDC.  Kaput.

    Friday morning we started the VC17M bottom coat and finished around 1700 hrs.  This was a 2 quart year – yea.  This year we tried foam rollers instead of the 1/4″ Knapp rollers.  The foam rollers work much better and do not shed little droplets of the copper all over your glasses and shoes.  The bottom looks very, very good.

    Saturday, today, we applied the green waterline stripe with a re-coat of the one part epoxy copper ablative paint.  It too looked good when we were finished.  We are well satisfied with our little three day mini working vacation that sported plenty of sunshine and today’s warm temperatures.  We were both tired on the trip back home.

    We are now ready for our May 1st launch.

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