Every session the state legislature argues whether the state flower should be moss or mildew. It actually rains less here than it does in New York or Kansas--it's just that we only experience true dryness in late July. So with a burst of almost dry weather today, I rushed home to mow the lawn and finish sanding the C Lark's bottom.
I almost got the lawn done. The boat is ready for paint. The little line of barnacle glue along the strakes will just have to stay. The sanding is already through a lot of gel coat, and we're not going into the glass/plastic laminate. Later on those little rough spots can be an excuse if somebody beats us by four seconds on corrected time. I did wear a mask and carefully collected the copper on a tarp and vacuumed it into a bag for hazardous waste disposal. But, mostly I am going with the notion that at 66 this is a minimal exposure and something else will kill me long before copper paint.
|The sanding pattern pretty well defines the baracle|
growth and thus the true waterline when the boat is
only holding rainwater.