Saturday, April 24, 2010

We emerge into the daylight - the finished paint job

Herbie approaches home in her new livery. How will she look?

Like this:

A very busy last day in the dock and I did manage to get the basic name signwritten on one side only. The shading will have to be done later. Trying to paint the sign with people continually hopping on and off the boat was a nightmare. The panel was rocking and bobbing and sliding left and right as the brush hovered over the marks. I'll be glad to finish it off properly in more sedate surroundings sometime soon.
Many many many thanks to Rick, Marilyn, David and Simon, who freely gave of their time and expertise. There is no way we could have done this without their help.
I have plenty of pics and info to share when I have more time next week, and some interesting lists of do's &dont's and unusual suggestions for the shopping list of would be boat painters.
Meanwhile I'm off home for a nice bath.


Dave Winter said...

Excellent blog on painting your boat and what a good colour scheme you chose.Hints and tips will be taken onboard for the time I get my own boat.
Dave Winter.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if my last comment came through so I'll say it again - Herbie looks fabulous - so elegant.

Enjoy your new look!

Sue, Indigo Dream

Vallypee said...

Very well worth all the effort and well done to you all. It looks so professional and Herbie looks very beautiful indeed now!

Looking forward to all the do's and don'ts as well!

life afloat on nb tickety boo said...

Herbie looks great, a credit to you all, well done! Oh and your tips are great for my paint job on Tickety Boo!