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2011 Sailing Season on Schooner Heron is almost here!

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The 2011 charter season for Schooner Heron Charters out of Solomons Island will begin mid-April. You may visit our website and our new facebook page

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I’ve just started on a big project on Schooner Heron: prepping the decks and pilothouse for new Alwgrip paint and new non-skid surfaces. First, sections of the deck — where the paint and fairing compound has lifted from the aluminum — must be ground down to bare aluminum and primed with a special paint that stops the aluminum from oxidizing. Then, additional primers and fairing compound to bring the thickness of the material back to the same height as surrounding areas. That all gets sanded down, made smooth, then primed again before the topcoat (the shiny stuff) gets sprayed on. Finally, the sections of the deck where we walk will get taped off, and a special paint will be rolled on to give a rough surface for secure movement, even when wet.This is a big job and I hope to be finished by mid-April for the start of the season.

That’s about it for now. We’ll have updates on the progress of the work as we go.

Happy sailing!