Big changes on Oceanna today have us spinning our tires. To date she has been a complete DIY project. Being in the yard we have been fortunate enough to be able to do all our own work, but the line is drawn at painting. When it comes to the painting we have to let the yard do it.
Today is paint day. Today is see-ya-never-again green day. Today Oceanna is BLUE!!
First a coat of grey barrier paint to cover up the exposed gel coat. (That’s anywhere that’s showing white through the green bottom paint.) The previous owner had extended the bottom paint line up, so that’s why you see grey all along the top.
Second step, blue! That wonderful dark blue is our first of three anti-fouling bottom paint coats. Anti-fouling paint is formulated to slow the growth of organisms, like barnacles and algae, that attach themselves to the bottom of the hull. It is also designed to wear off with time. For that reason our three coats are going to alternate colours, blue-black-blue. That way we can see where we are for wear over time.
(God help us if we ever see green again!)