Tuesday, June 20, 2017

3SUM landlocked

We brought 3SUM home last month and had some issues with the motor and the boatyard charges for said repairs. We picked it up and about died of heat stroke getting everything stowed away and hauling it home with 100+ heat index on blacktop and getting everything stowed away. Needless to say, we were whipped when we got home. The problem is that 3SUM was down in St. Pete, which is about 2 hours away, and when you forget a vital component, it motivates your improvisation skills. I forgot the supporting bolts for the trailer and they are somewhere in the house, but we had all but 1 spare which the Admiral made up for with a block of scrap wood and duct tape.

This week, I am removing her boat decals since they are severely faded. I have tried using other West Marine products that were quite a bit more expensive than WD40, but went back to WD40 and a heat gun and an ice scraper compliments of our old Allstate Insurance agent up in Minneapolis. Quite a simple process:
  1. Douse with WD40
  2. Heat to the point where you can't quite touch the boat.
  3. Scrape and try to get an edge.
  4. Repeat. Again and again.
  5. I used Goof Off to get rid of the residue.