Wooden Sailboat Blog

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Cleaning the Hull

Before the work on the hull begins I decided to give it a serious scrub.

Brush, Water and Soap

In order to be as gentle on the wood as possible I axed pressure washing and decided on the brush.

Dirty Surface

I mixed Pinesol and bio degradable marine cleaner with hot water.

Scrub and Scrub

I hope very detailed scrubbing will help with applying the epoxy later. There was also a considerable amount of dirt in cracks and holes.

The old color...

Unfortunately I will not be able to save the pretty color of the original wood. The destruction and patching is just to intensive to make it look nice.