Everything that can be removed from the decks and coachroof has been removed except for the stanchions and guardrails so that we are less likely to fall off the boat! We are two and a bit metres off the ground and some of it is concrete!
The weather has changed for the worse so that it gets quite dark inside our shed, so I’ve rigged up a light to help see; it’s made a huge difference. I’ve also got a flood light ready but have not used it yet. Watch this space.
All the gunk/stuff that held the ply in the cockpit has been removed:
To look like this:
It did look like this:
I’ve been using an orbital sander to get all the old muck and pint off; the paint had been applied to unsanded gelcoat, applied over blemishes, dirt and clearly had no care. Unfortunately, an orbital sander is not enough to strip off the old gelcoat non-slip surface, so I’m buying a belt sander this week.