Salty Lass at last

For Beverley, one of the jobs that really needed to be done, was putting the name Salty Lass on the bow. Beverley had removed the yachts old name well over a month ago and if you looked carefully you could still see the old name, as the gel coat below where the old name was, was not as weathered as the rest of the gel coat. One of the fellow boat owners gave us a tube of Autosol and this worked well, as Beverley soon realised that there was residual glue from the old name and the Autosol, soon removed all this residue.

On the yacht, we had found several products for cleaning the gel coat, and Beverley used these to remove the last remnants of the old name. In fact Beverley had cleaned the old name off so well that we could now see the words Bavaria Yachts, in the gel coat. Although we could see it, you have to have good sun light and you need to look at it the right way, so we decided that it was clean enough.

To make the words Bavaria Yachts even harder to see, than they already were Beverley decided to put the words Salty Lass, over the other words to help disguise this slight imperfection.

Adding the transfer

On our transfer the words were on two pieces of paper stuck together with tape. Beverley found that working from the middle out was actually easier, than from one side. Starting from the middle meant that you could stick one of the pieces of paper to the hull with masking tape. Beverley applied all the standard techniques to the job, take your time, take care and use the scraper provided to remove bubbles. Soon the job was done, which just left the transom step to do.

For me, when Beverley added the name Salty Lass on to the back transom step I couldn't help but feel proud, it looked so beautiful.

Raising money for the RNLI

The RNLI turned 200 years old on 4th March 2024. So as sailors and people who promote the joy of sailing, we thought that we would like to raise just £200. What we hope is that other people take up the shout and raise their own £200. In the last 200 years the RNLI have saved over 144,000 lives and yet they are funded entirely by people like you. They are not government funded.

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