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Hooray for new volunteers, especially ones who come with their own respirators. Boat painting is nasty dirty work, and we are not doing it in the best of all possible conditions. I don’t have time to write much just now, so here are just a few photos to show how we spent our weekend.

Works in Progress

Works in Progress

Joe Purtell (Interlux)

Joe Purtell (Interlux)

Dinghie Crew

Dinghie Crew

bandana

They said I used too much guide coat . . .  ???

They said I used too much guide coat . . . ???

More Powerwash

More Powerwash

Future pink dinghy interior

Future pink dinghy interior

Blue hull reflection

Blue hull reflection

Yellow hull reflection

Yellow hull reflection

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Great news! I finally won my game of “phone tag” with Interlux paint guru Joe Purtell and confirmed that Shake-A-Leg Miami does have his company’s full support.  Joe will be on site Saturday, Sept 12, to start training the first teams on paint safety and basic. Interlux will also be providing the product that we need to make it all happen.

Joe will be joined by Steve Morton from Visions East that afternoon, as we show the volunteers how to do “high transfer efficiency” (HTE) painting, namely – roll and tip.  This is a method that I learned more than a decade ago at WoodenBoat School, and I’m excited to have the chance to suit up and mess about with paint.

Steve, by the way, has also spent some time at WoodenBoat School, but as an instructor, not a staff member. I look forward to talking to him more about his experience there on the coast of Maine. One thing I can say about WoodenBoat School – great food!

My ProBoat E-Training program, by the way, is part of WoodenBoat Publications, and the School offices are now on “the porch” where I first learned how to translate from English (from marine engineers) to English (for the shop-floor crews). Now my challenge will be to translate from English (for the shop-floor crews) to English (for volunteers).

Don’t forget! If you want to volunteer, just click right here.

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