David and I disconnected the boom from the mast, stripped it of all the hardware and lowered it down to the ground so that it's ready to go for a new paint job. We also removed two more thru hulls and a depth/speed transducer which will be re-installed with new sealing compound after the bottom is sanded. We also removed some hardware from the hull that will make the gel coat job easier and in my opinion better. I ended up calling it a day at 3pm today due to a bit of heat exhaustion. I retired to the apartment we're renting and took a well needed nap. Tomorrow we'll start again at 8am with the rest of the workers.
Many layers of old paint before reaching the white gel coat
Luis working on the starboard side
Alberto on the port side working with a hand scraper
Speed/depth transducer (sensor) thru hull removed. The big 2"
hole in the boat will be filled with a new transducer.
1.5" hole where the head discharge thru hull will be reinstalled with new sealant