Stella - topsides paint is done!

This morning I got the second and final coat of paint on Stella and pulled off the masking tape – she looks great, I think! Not a professional job, but not bad at all for a couple of weeks of spare time – and now I don’t have to be embarassed at launching her.

I don’t think there will be time to launch before the move, but with not much left to do on her, we’ll be ready for right after that.

What is left? Bootstripe paint (have to wait for the topsides paint to harden up, the longer the better, and there’s no rush); deck hardware rebedding; some cleanup in the cockpit; sealing up the floatation tanks with 4200 or the like; replacement of standing rigging (it’s been ordered already); replacement of running rigging (haven’t looked into it at all). Doesn’t seem too daunting…

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