Today was the day to complete the engine compartment renovation, and I celebrated with a coat of Bilgekote gray. The glass and epoxy are finished, the surfaces clean and sanded, ready for paint. So here are the before and after photos:
Drum roll please:
The walls of the compartment are shiny-sided insulation that needs to be wiped down to get the dust off of it. So all that remains to do in here is drill the hole to anchor the starboard rear engine mount, then reinstall the prop shaft and remount the engine.
While the paint was drying inside, I worked outside on the waterline and poorly painted boat stand patches from last year’s launch. The yard thoughtfully placed the stands in a different place this year, so I could paint them with a good coat before relaunch.
Tomorrow: prop shaft.