Bottom painting began yesterday. I stopped by this morning and attached the new zinc to the shaft. I couldn’t do it yesterday because the chain held the rudder in place and I needed to move it aside to get the zinc on. Today they’d changed the placement of the chain so that I could get the zinc on.

The yard folks had filled the hole in the rudder before applying the first coat of bottom paint, a Petit ablative. They began the second coat while I was there this morning.

the new zinc anode is attached to the prop, the hole is filled with epoxy filler and all is painted

I returned later and found the bottom painting completed. She’ll be returned to the river tomorrow morning. This is our last day of sunshine for awhile.

she’ll be ready to splash tomorrow