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.
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.