The desire to get the boat in the water this spring is has reached a fever pitch. Just after noon today the temperature outside reached the magic number: 50 degrees. What is so magic about this number? It is the temperature one needs it to be to apply bottom paint. Immediately after lunch I headed for the marina. When I arrived one other boater was there working on waxing his hull but within the hour, several other sailors had showed up and opened their paint cans.
This year, I have decided to switch up my bottom paint. I'm going with a multi-season paint. I'm hoping this will set the boat up for the next 2 years. The sales rep says it may be good for three years with some touch up.
Two afternoons and all I have to do is touch up under the trailer pads, pull the cover off and slap the outboard on the stern.