Last time I’m going to show this (#2) – The spreader lights are now on the mast. I may have be premature saying I won’t show this again because I am eager to see them lit up – but a night shot is pretty much out of the question – you usually won’t find me here after the sun goes down. Maybe the owner will take a shot when he picks the boat up.
On the name removal – the fiberglass-safe paint remover did the trick. The paint had softened enough by this morning to remove the letters. You could use regular Kwik-Strip if you work fast but I generally keep that hidden since you can’t always control the applicators.
As you can see there is still a lot of coloration in the gelcoat. Also someone had done some rough sanding on the gel to get the paint to stick. This means the whole stern will need to be wet sanded to a fine grit before the vinyl letters are applied. No problem.
Here is a nice shot of some monkey polishing yesterday morning. Looks a bit dangerous to an old man like me though.
Still waiting for some boat owner projects to post here. Drop a mail and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and let others see what you have done different for your boat. It doesn’t have to be something you have actually done yourself but just something unusual that other might find interesting. One idea leads to another.