1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Monday, October 31, 2016

Cleaning Bottoms

Got down to the club to a beautiful sunny afternoon about 10 degrees C, and got the Still Time's bottoms power washed.

The 22 is listing to port on the cradle and will have to be leveled.  I leveled the cradle before I left for BC, but all the cradles in the row of boats had been shifted about 6ft to the east and not leveled..

Also, the port scupper is plugged.

Would have liked to power wash the bottoms shortly after haulout, but could not get there.  The dried bottom scum is harder to get off when it has dried (haulout was over a week ago).  As a result you end up power washing some of your VC-17 bottom paint off.

The Sikaflex 15LM keel joint dressing is starting to come off after 4 seasons, so will have to be re-done in the spring.


Not bad!

Next steps on the 22:

  • empty the sails and cushions
  • take outboard home
  • level the boat
  • unplug scupper
  • build frame and shrink wrap

The CS34 is looking fine:

Next steps on the 34

  • winterize motor
  • winterize water system
  • remove bimini frame
  • remove dodger
  • put up winter frame and cover
  • remove cushions for the winter

ACE come out on Friday.

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