Keel painting

5th March 2015

Some pictures of Elsa's iron keel in various stages of preparation and painting. Firstly, how it looked when she was lifted out late last year - pale blue remnants of old antifouling paint, some rusty patches (not surprising after over 40 years in the sea). Secondly, after a scrub and a few weeks to dry out and then going over with a stiff wire brush to remove as much flaky stuff as I could.

Two coats of underwater primer and then two coats of new dark blue antifouling paint:

I am pleased with this even though it's completely invisible when she's afloat!


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