Clean Bottom

I just returned from the work-yard after completing a second sewing project.  Today I removed the old boltrope from our no-see-um cockpit netting and replaced it with the newer thicker rope that the new slide channels require.  We are moving north into dryer climates where the netting may be useful.  It is not usable with the clear plastic rain curtains, as it uses the same track, but if it is dry out the screens can come in real handy in some buggy anchorages.

The hull of Lanikai is now black again.  It has been well cleaned and sanded and all the paint has been removed from the chunk of lead keel where the last paint did not stick.  Bill is planning on heading into town with the painter tomorrow to pick up paint, including a type of primer that will stick to the lead and allow the bottom paint to stick to it.