New bottom paint

Under the swim step, Diver's Dream zinc on the right

Under the swim step, Diver’s Dream zinc on the right (before new paint)

Starboard bow with tube opening for thruster

Starboard bow, showing the tube opening for the bow thruster (before new paint)

Phoenix in boat yard after new bottom paint

Phoenix in boat yard after new bottom paint and zincs

Port bow, after painting

Port bow, after painting

Side view, after new bottom paint

Port side view, after new bottom paint

Marine Servicenter picked up Phoenix last Saturday and took her to their boatyard to haul her out for a fresh coat of bottom paint and new zincs. Good weather helped get the job done. They told us that the bottom paint from three years ago has held up well, with only a few areas where the paint came off during the pressure washing. Having a diver come each year to scrub down the bottom definitely helped preserve the paint. Now Phoenix is back in our slip and ready for us when we arrive next week.

We’ve arranged for Dana Bower to wash the decks and house early next week so that Phoenix will be cleaned up when we arrive. Dana operates Dana’s Boat Detailing in Anacortes, and we’re very fortunate to have her wash our boat each month when we can’t be there to do it ourselves, which really helps during the winter months!