Now that the “stay-at-home” order has been issued, I have plenty of time to shop online. I realized that I needed to buy more Interlux e2000 primer for the hull. I had already bought a gallon of gray last fall but didn’t get it put on. Since then I’ve read that its best to alternate colors so I bought another gallon of white. I never decided on bottom paint so I also ordered a gallon of Black Interlux Fiberglass Bottomkote NT. I’m planning on at least four coats of primer and two coats of bottom paint.

I also needed some things to start getting the mast and standing rigging back in order like Forespar MareLube TEF 45 Gel, Lifesafe Rigging Tape, and Whitecap Large Spreader Boots. Defender looked like the best price out there. I was concerned that shipping would take longer due to the COVID-19 situation. Surprisingly, it was all delivered within a week. All $341 of it!

I had debated reinstalling the ladder since the previous owner had used stacks of flat washers and lots of caulk to mount it. While I was making a new wood base for the stern light, I made two smaller slivers to use under the ladder mounts. But when I went to mount the ladder, I realized I wouldn’t need them if I could only “tweak” the bases slightly using a large crescent wrench. It was a good day after all.

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