I'm in the process of planning the jobs that need doing before our boat can be launched. Number one on the list is the backbreaking job of scraping back the layers of old antifoul. This is a copper based biocide paint that needs to be applied to the hull below the waterline each year to impede the growth of barnacles, algae, and marine organisms. It's really nasty stuff so full protection must be worn. I've tracked down a tool that should make the job a bit easier:
As you can see in Mistroma's video below it's going to be a tedious job but needs to be done. I finally got hold of our survey report and some of the good news is that the epoxy coat underneath is in good condition. The antifoul is coming away from this base coat because primer was not used -I'm hoping this will make my job a bit easier.
Once that's done I need to abrade the epoxy, lay down a coat of primer and then two or three coats of antifoul. While this is going on I want to polish and wax the topsides -for this I bought a cheap 1500w sander/polisher. In the interest of saving time I'm having it delivered to the Lefkas post office which I will be passing on my first morning in Greece.
It's a big job for one person but I'm actually looking forward to it.