|At last we are back to the business of sandblasting. We ended up renting a unit that runs on diesel ( although it seems to consume quite a bit of diesel! ) and bought a new hose. The other hose we bought with the sand blaster came apart at the crimp and began whipping around like 30 foot anaconda, narrowly missing my head.|
Triple taped Stainless
It's not expensive, but heavy!
|Being a sandblasters
assistant is a dangerous occupation!
We got underway with the completion of the starboard and port decks, then moved on to the steps and pilot house roof. Some of the tape was torn up pretty good but I put on 4 - 5 layers this time so for the most part, they held up ok.
|We would have used the sand just once ( it is a real pain to scoop it up! ) as it's not expensive, but it's very heavy. Today we used about 1000 pounds of it. Hauling that kind of weight in our little truck is kind of scary on the horrid gravel road leading in here. Besides, recycle and reuse seems to be the way to go with everything. ;)|
|The wind was up a bit which blew a lot of the dust into the bush and luckily not over our neighbors' house. ( There was a lot on the leaves resembling a nuclear winter lol! ) First rain will take it off.||
|After all it is only sand. Our
driveway is beginning to look like a beach. I always wanted a house on
the beach! Only....where's the ocean?!
Today was probably the longest day for us in quite a while. After 12 hours we had to stop as it was getting late ( plus soccer finals are on!) so we packed it in just short of completion. We'll have to squeeze that into paint day.
12 hours - Blasted the whole topsides with exception of the swim platform.