Thursday, 18 January 2007

Day 5.

0 Locks / 0 miles

With only 2 days left in the dock its full steam ahead to get the painting finished. We have been told that we are to be re-floated Friday afternoon so this might cut our time back by half a day and we will be back on the canal by about 9am Saturday.
All the undercoating is finished so all there is left is 2 coats of top coat but this is where we may have problems. Due to the cold moist air the paint is very slow hardening so I just hope that we have enough time. We did a trial tonight on the gas locker lid to give it a non slip surface. We masked out a pattern on the lid with masking tape and then painted each section separately with topcoat and sprinkled kiln dried fine sand over it.
After a short while we then removed the tape. This will be left to dry overnight and in the morning any excess sand will be brushed off and a second coat of paint applied. Watch this space!

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