Hooray!!!! My plants maintenance
outage is finally behind me. I have spent the last three weeks completing a $3 million dollar rebuild
of our largest steam boiler. This is done working 24 hours a day on a very tight schedule.
Now it's time to recoup and get my head
into a more normal pace. And... start to think about a trip to visit the boat and do some work in preparation for out trip down the ICW
I have five days to stay on the boat and complete some projects. So far on my list is a general check of the boats systems electrical system
to make sure the batteries and charger
are working and ready to go. I will also troubleshoot the depth sounder
to see if it can be repaired, or needs to be replaced. I will also be applying new bottom paint
. I am thinking of Trinidad SR. This will be rolled on over an existing copper epoxy bottom paint
that is still in good shape.
I have debated whether to put a traditional copper bottom paint
over the epoxy
bottom. I have decided to repaint due to the age of the epoxy (8 years) and comments from locals as to what works down here in the warm murky waters of NE Florida
I will also be hooking up the radar
that was installed, but never wired.