Rigging projects. What is that? No.. no electrical tape is not the same as rigging tape. Oh boy I think we will just make a new fore stay.
I used what was left of the top of my existing boot strip and projected down . Similar to this video from sailing Magazine. My boot strip might be a bit wider that the original but I figure it is easier to paint the blue up a little higher than trying to apply red over the anti-fouling paint later. Hopefully every thing will lay correctly we will see once it is in the water.
With all of the reading I've done it seems their is a push to remove copper from bottom paints. So I decided to take the leap and go with Pettit Paints Ultima Eco, Copper Free Dual-Biocide. According to the guys at Wolfs Marine it is a new product this year but the testing on it has been shown to have good results. It took about half a gallon to put 3 coats on the bottom. It looks pretty good. Sitting in the back yard on the trailer it has started to turn a lighter blue as it has dried and water has washed down from the hull being washed.
Here we go the mast goes up so easy on this thing. I actually walked it up myself from the back of the boat. Their are a few things to do still but things are looking good.