Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Green pipes

Green pipesMeanwhile, down in the engine room...

I've made a start with painting the seawater pipes green.

It doesn't look much, but painting these pipes takes ages.

You think you are done, then look at the pipes from a different angle only to find there is almost always at least one spot that's been missed.

To cap it all, there is seemingly miles of seawater piping down in the engine room.

It does look good though, even if I say so myself.


  1. Wow! when you are finally finished I suggest you don`t go down there with a hang over! they are sure going to be quickly recognisable for what they are! Nice one, maybe asmall arrow or two to show the direction of flow, where appropriate (just a thought)

  2. Hi Rob

    Yup, small arrows would be a useful touch.



  3. Wow now that is the brightest color green Ive ever seen, you won't miss that in the dark.Good to see you are still plugging away at things. Keep up the good work.

  4. Anonymous6:19 PM


    A couple of nitpicks -- should you have painted the mating surfaces of the cutoff plate? I am also a little doubtful about painting the rubber coupling. Leaving it unpainted makes it easier to assess the condition of the rubber.

    I imagine those were already painted when you started.

  5. Hi Cyberangel

    Thanks for that cheery note:)


  6. Hi Anonymous

    Thanks for the attention to the detail there.

    On balance I'm fine with painting the cutoff plate, as having it corrode over the years if it is left unprotected would probably be worse.

    Though it does look good all painted, not painting the rubber couplings is an excellent point. One I'll bear in mind when painting elsewhere (where they have not already been painted previously obviously).

  7. Had to laugh ~ I hear you about the "then I looked at it from another angle" thing! I learned that lesson when painting the ladders on KJ last year. Who knew there were so many sides to a pipe???

    Looks marvelous!

  8. Hi Jamie

    Frustrating isn't it?

    Especially when you spot a missed bit after putting the roller and paint away.