Quixotic is looking gorgeous! She has a brand new quadruple coat of epoxy barrier paint and three fresh coats of Micron 66 antifouling paint! The steel sleds have been welded and reinforced. The guys are gathering coconut logs. We are beyond eager to splash this week.
There is still plenty of final cosmetic finishing to do once we are in the water. We have yet to wet sand and buff/wax the new gelcoat. But we figure, if it’s not below the waterline then it can be done in the water.
Our plan is to get the sleds under her keels tomorrow (Monday), paint under the jackstands and glue the saildrive boots on Tuesday, start rolling her down to the low tide mark on Wednesday and either late Weds or Thursday, at high tide, we will push her off the coral ledge into deep water and see if she floats…
It’s dumping rain as the SPCZ descended over us last night. The wind was howling and shaking the mast – the whole boat was vibrating, which was a bit unnerving. The rain is suppose to dump for the next few days. The guys won’t be pleased but I said to bring your raincoats because we are working in the rain. We’re going in the water this week come hell or high water!
Here are some pics of our gorgeous sexy new cat. We sure love her lines!