Top coating (with net non-skid) has been completed, windows installed and bottom primed. All that remains before launching Estrellita for the Winter is bottom paint and deck hardware.
The mast will be stepped while she is in the water but before that I’ve decided that the mast must be painted and properly re-wired with VHF radio antenna, LED anchor light and combination incandescent steaming light and foredeck light.
Masking off deck and cabin top areas.to be covered with nylon net fabric bonded to surface with resin prior to top coating to provide non-skid surface. Eloquent, safe and easy on the butt and bare feet.
Boatyard reports that Estrellita should be coming out of the ‘tent’ the middle of next week (Oct 10). My guess is that they will have to move that big cat in front of me before she does.