Day 39 – Exeter to Tavistock Bonnie Revival Hungerford -> Newbury -> Aldermaston BMC 1800 waterpump Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) and Watership Down Hungerford Marsh -> Hungerford Froxfield -> Hungerford Marsh To Ham Bird action in Oak Hill World Press Freedom Index Oak Hill – Dun Aqueduct Oak Hill Little Bedwyn -> Oak Hill 5 popular destinations for travelling where disease is still rife Chased by sheep – Little Bedwyn Taking a long walk…. Great Bedwyn -> Little Bedwyn Sunday on the canal Crofton Meadows -> Great Bedwyn Wolf Hall -> Crofton Meadows Brimslade -> Wolf Hall My first Zander Wotton Rivers -> Brimslade Most visited sites on the internet ABS LP110 Leisure battery for a narrowboat Burbage wharf Mooring in Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire Sunday in Pewsey Measuring the draft Looking for moorings around Wootton River/Clench New button fitted! Milkhouse Water, Wiltshire Now in Pewsey, CRT mooring rules Get into Stonehenge free Flaperon from MH370; no story – 1 month on Skyrim V Connect/’sign in’ to ‘open network’ wifi on Windows 10 My personal Strava movie – 2016 The biggest hacks of 2016 – A year in hacking US vs Bullying China Russian Google and Reddit misdirects skewing Google Analytics First complaint Winter electricity usage Devizes The fight for freedom, Not In My Back Yard Donald Trump – Puppet masters, Parody to victory, and the march to nationalism US Presidential elections 2016 Taking a narrowboat on the Thames Giles Wood – Melksham Bonny Journey List of dead bankers 2016 – conspiracy update Day 38 – Taunton to Exeter Day 37 – Seend Park to Taunton Day 36 – Seend Park to Bradford on Avon Day 49 – Caen Hill Marina to Seend Park Bleeding a BMC 1800 marine engine 3 Reasons you won’t ever tell me 9/11 was not an inside job Day 48 – Caen Hill Locks Day 47 – Devizes – Caen Hill Locks Day 47 – Honey Street to Devizes Day 46 – Great Bedwyn to Honey Street Day 45 – Newbury to Great Bedwyn Day 43 – Theale to Newbury Day 42 – Goring to Theale Day 41 – Oxford to Goring Day 40 – Aynho to Oxford Day 39 – Claydon to Aynho Day 38 – Flecknoe to Claydon Day 37 – Ansty to Flecknoe Day 36 – Alvecote to Ansty Day 35 – Kings Bromley to Alvecote Day 34 – Little Haywood to Kings Bromley News Winter moorings Day 33 – Stone to Little Haywood Day 32 – Kidsgrove to Stone Day 31 – Wheelock to Kidsgrove Cask ale week – Use your mobile to claim free beer Chimney repairs Day 30 – Marston to Wheelock Day 29 – Dunham Massey to Marston Viewranger mapping app Day 28 – Plank Lane to Dunham Massey Day 27 – Crooke to Plank Lane The anti-Blair cometh…. Day 26 – Rufford to Crooke Day 25 – Morecambe to Rufford – 1,000th post eva! Six companies are about to merge into the biggest farm-business oligopoly in history Day 25 – Hawes to Morecambe Day 24 – Durham to Hawes Day 23 – Newcastle to Durham Day 22 – Norham to Newcastle Day 21 – Edinburgh to Norham Day 20 – Dundee to Edinburgh Day 19 – Aberdeen to Dundee Day 18 – Buckie to Aberdeen Day 17 – Inverness to Buckie Day 16 – Helmsdale to Inverness Day 15 – Helmsdale Day 14 – John O’Groats to Helmsdale
Boat painted with Rylard

Boat painting – Day 2

Michael Tyler


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Dry docked.

2nd day spent painting with primer and undercoat.

These are the paints:-

Jotunmastic 87

It’s an epoxy and a coating mixed together, in what is known as a ‘2 pack’ then applied to bare metal.

Jotun 2 pack epoxy for narrowboats.
Jotun 2 pack epoxy for narrowboats.

It requires 1 coat. We’re giving it 2 with 24 hours between each coat.

Each preparation lasts for 2 hours. If you coat it any later than this, the preparation has already started to react and will become less and less effective as time goes on.

Depending on time constrains, and the size of your boat, you may need to make a number of smaller preparations to get the job done.

We have 5 people painting for about 40 mins each for half the tumblehome of a 45ft boat.

Drying time: 24hrs.
Cost: 4.7litres £42.95


High Build Polyurethane Zinc Phosphate Primer
High Build Polyurethane Zinc Phosphate Primer

We got a litre of primer, as we were only priming the other top section of the tumblehome.

1L of primer is what we expected based on calculations of the hull surface area and primer coverage per meter.

This is Dacrylate High Build Polyurethane Zinc Phosphate Primer, which I’ve found to be particularly difficult to get out of paint brushes :).

3 people working on 1/2 the tumblehome of a 45ft boat took about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Drying time: Overnight
Cost: ?


Rylard undercoat
Rylard undercoat


Different to the primer, it acts as the layer providing the highest level of micrometers per coat.

It’s the padding behind the paint-job and we’ll be adding 2 coats.

This is a Rylard associated white undercoat, it’s actually made by ‘Spencer coatings’, but it seems to have Rylards branding on the tin.

I’m not sure what the deal is there, but you can read the datasheet here.

Drying time: 16hrs
Cost: £18.35 per 750ml

Half finished boat…

These are the paints we used, and this is the finish we’ve got so far.

Boat painted with RylardHalf finished is a little optimistic.

We’ve only just started, but as you can see it’s an improvement.

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