Closed a hole under the waterline for the first time! This was our trial hole, now we have 5 more to do.

@neauoire OOC, what exactly was the purpose of these holes in the first place?

@metkis they were holes in the old bathrooms for the sink output, salt water intake, etc.. We never used the sink and installed a composting toilet :)

@neauoire wow, it looks really good. How do you deal with the chemical exposure?

@neauoire epoxy resin. I’ve never gotten dizzy from antifouling (fortunately, I’ve been covered in too much antifouling).

@lilletale @neauoire And this casual reference led to a google query which led to wikipedia, which led to me knowing about shipworms. Glad you're sailing on expoxy and fiberglass!

@lilletale We just do small batches at a time, and we wear glasses and a mask, it doesn't smell that bad. We're doing it outdoors too.

@neauoire Outdoors and protective gear helps a lot. I've always had to take lots of breaks when working with plastics, even when outside, which is why I was wondering in the first place.

@neauoire crumbs, how on earth do you stop the water getting in while you work? Or removing the epoxy while still wet?

@neauoire smart. I can see why you have repaired a boat, and I not.

@jameschip we've never done anything like this before tho, we had some help from local sailors :)

@neauoire must be quite rewarding, and useful, learning all these different skills.

@jameschip it is! We also get to learn a lot about how Pino is made, internally.

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