Tuesday, May 24, 2005
The bulkheads are painted
Both the forward and stern bulkheads have been painted and I'm amazed at the difference this makes.
The picture shows the startling change during the painting of the forward bulkhead.
One of the things that most surprises me is that as I paint, the things that didn't look so bad are starting to look awful. For example, look at how much the roof stands out in the after picture. Painting the Forth Bridge comes to mind.
Now all I have left to do is remove the rust then prime and paint the port side. Once that is done, and the whole lot has had a second coat I'll go back to dealing with the hull. I've seen a few spots which would benefit from more rust treatment before I do that second coat though.
I've promised myself I'll not take Lady Jane out again until she has been painted, and is looking good.
By the way, it looks like the swans have kicked one of their eggs out of the nest. We are now down to seven swans eggs.