Saturday, September 24, 2011
Bootstripe on and looking good and I get a fright as my neighbour burns his boat.
Well it is republic day here in Trinidad so the speedboat launch squad were busy
and so were my painters, taking advantage of a dry day to get the bootstripe done Two coats in 40 minutes, no problemo at 85 degrees!
I was some what horrified when I saw what had been holding the keel up. I have been very pleased with the quality of work done by the previous and suspect they may have inherited this.
To finish the day off I got a hell of a fright when I saw the guy who is my neighbour on the hard fire up this giant gas torch and start to burn his boat. I was slightly relieved when I saw someone standing by with a fire extinquisher.
Apparently he was heating up his teak planking to kill off the marine worms that are turning it into Swiss cheese.
You learn something new everyday.
Posted by John Duncker at 3:06 PM