I originally took the pressure washer aboard almost as soon as she was ashore. I expected that a quick blast around the deck would make such a difference to her appearance. There are big patches of algae on some parts of the deck and piles of broken mussel shells and other fragments in others. The base of each mast and the steering binancle are also thick green, and every deck fitting has a fillet of dirt along its edges.
So today the job is finally done and she does look much better for only an hour of effort! What I hadn’t expected was the amount of paint that also came off. Some pieces were plate size. The good news is that nowhere did it expose bare metal. The base primer coat seems very solid.