Can you paint in the rain?

can you paint in the rain

Can you paint in the rain? Painting in a boatyard is often problematic: grinding, sanding and spraying on nearby boats can all play havoc with the finish. In south-east Asia add the monsoon seasons (NE from December till March and SW from June till August) and the tricky transitional periods when rain can appear out of nowhere and last for days.

Having spent longer than originally planned, we were now well and truly into the transition period and storms were rolling in on a daily basis. We needed to get the antifouling on before we splashed, but it was proving impossible to find a weather window.

So Jamie used the shelter of SY Esper to try out our new prop antifoul. We’ve been toying with the idea of using it for years. Most fellow cruisers have told us it hadn’t worked, but recently we’ve been hearing positive stories. We decided to give it a go, but it’s expensive stuff, so we split the cost with Roy of SY Chasca.

And with the laundry in town closed because of an emergency lockdown, Liz struggles with drying the washing…

Peace and fair winds,
Liz and Jamie xx

can you paint in the rain

Trying to dry the laundry while it’s raining

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