Thursday, March 31, 2005
The hull will be blue
I've thought about it a lot, and have finally decided to paint the hull blue after all. A slightly deeper blue than the blue you can see on Lady Jane at present.
A blue hull with a white superstructure will look really good. Kate is also keen that we paint her hull blue, so that's an easy decision to make really.
I know I'll have to buy more paint but, on reflection I also get the benefit of up to date technical advice from marine paint companies. I'm learning that marine paint is a little more involved than household emulsion. I also realise that if I get this paint job all wrong it could be very expensive, so a little time spent on checking up is going to be time well spent.
I have started research into paints and primers and have come across Hempel, through a booklet we picked up in Jersey. The folks there have been very helpful so far.
The journey continues.