Over the past six years I’ve done very little to keep SWEET PEA shipshape and bristol fashion. I am now putting some effort into putting her right!
The weather has been very warm so I went to task on the exterior teak. I’ve not put any teak oil on in at least five if not six years! Bad bad Montgomery owner!!
First I sanded the teak as it was very rough – first with 60 grit and then 100. Because so much sanding was needed I chose to forgo cleaning and after removing all the dust applied a couple coats of teak oil (yes, I skipped a step in not cleaning … I being utilitarian in the aesthetics department).
I only worked on the project for just over two hours so I’ll get the port side fixed up and continue to apply teak oil as weather permits – it is suppose to be winter here in Colorado … I think?
In other news I put the Group 24 battery back into the boat and put it on the charger. After 24 hours I should know if the battery is still up to snuff … it was new in 2009 so I’m hopeful that the battery is OK. I have kept the battery indoors and charged since it was taken out in 2012-ish so it wasn’t neglected.