True colors

I finally decided that it was the time to start painting the interior. I just couldn’t watch the boat like that anymore, so I had to do it to boost my moral:)

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I finally decided that it was the time to start painting the interior. There might be more important jobs to do, but I had to make the cabin more appealing. I just couldn’t watch the boat like that anymore, so I had to do it to boost my moral:)

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I‘ve put on my working clothes, mask and gloves and then I started… First I put one coat of primer, which actually bleached the wood, and then another coat. After that I painted it and finally I varnished the wood.

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It was really a difficult job to do, because even though I opened all the hatches and windows and in spite of the fact that I had a mask on all the time, I just couldn’t stay inside for more than half an hour at the time because of all the (probably toxic) evaporation from the paint. The only real joy was the swim I took at the end of every day.

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It was a long and painful process, but it had to be done… The only problem was that when I was finished, it all looked much better, except the bilges that looked simply awful, so although I didn’t plan to do it, I then painted the bilges too.

I know that there is still a lot of work to be done, but I think she looks much better now… 🙂

Multimaster

I finally went back to the boat for a few days after a long period of waiting for a good opportunity. A friend of mine, Mario from my Dobro More sailing club borrowed me a great tool – Multimaster, so I wanted to try it.

I finally went back to the boat for a few days after a long period of waiting for a good opportunity. A friend of mine, Mario from my Dobro More sailing club borrowed me a great tool – Multimaster, so I wanted to try it.

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As soon as I got there, I started sanding the wooden interior and stripping down the paint with it. Works great, I really liked it… The only problem is that there is solo much wood, which means there is a lot of work to be done.

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I was sanding the inferior for almost four days, but there is still a lot more waiting to be done next time.
Summer has arrived, so it was hot and the pontoon next to the boat was full of Italian 20+ meter motor yachts every day. It felt strange working next to these guys, but I have to admit that I really wasn’t jealous at all. I can’t understand why would anyone want one of these motor yachts.

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At the end of the day, a skipper from one of the big motor yachts recognized ‘Hir 3’ and was interested if she will sail again. It’s a nice feeling when other people recognize what I am doing 🙂

Stormy weather

Ever since we started working on the boat, the weather doesn’t really want to cooperate, so every time I plan to go to Vrsar, forecast predicts rain, but I now decided that stormy weather won’t bother me. If I can’t go to the boat, I will work in front of our sailing club on the wooden parts we took out from the interior.

Ever since we started working on the boat, the weather doesn’t really want to cooperate, so every time I plan to go to Vrsar, forecast predicts rain, but I now decided that stormy weather won’t bother me. If I can’t go to the boat, I will work in front of our sailing club on the wooden parts we took out from the interior.

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There’s a lot of work to be done. First I have to sand everything, than I will try to fix the holes and scratches and finally paint & varnish it all…

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Last weekend I started sanding and fixing the drawers. My friends Davor and Mario borrowed me a sanding machine and a multi master tool, Elvis helped me a bit, but it’s still going very slow… and the stormy weather in Zagreb isn’t helping. Patience…

Stormy weather…