So she's painted and ready for sailing.
It took a month to prep and paint her. There were so many days of prep work that I thought perhaps I should just pitch a tent at the club and work every day from sun up to sun down. Even the drive to the club began to be a laborious thing. But the work paid off.
The dory now has a hard bottom paint that is not affected by the water because she doesn't remain in a slip 24/7, since I pull her out of the water after sailing.
It will be great to get her back on the lake and see if there is any appreciable difference in handling or speed with the new bottom paint. I doubt so, but if not, just knowing she's cleaned-up and ready for sailing is enough for me. Plus, she looks like a classic!
Wanted to update this view of the hull so added this photo I snapped yesterday showing the cleaned up hull...that image above was getting on my blog-nerves. I'm awaiting putting the metal strip on the transom this week.