Earl and James have done a fine job of first sanding, then applying an undercoat followed by two coats of anti-fouling …. but the question is, did we choose a good color? The jury is still out here. We have it on authority that either red or black anti-fouling remains effective for longer than blue…. and it does go with our red stripe, so I guess it’s OK. New zincs have been installed and sea cocks lubricated so we should be in good shape for splashing the boat back in the water tomorrow from our perspective at least. The boat yard, on the other hand, seems to have a slightly different perspective. They claim to be too busy – oops. Any telepathic or other powers you have to help persuade them otherwise would be much appreciated.