Most of the day was devoted to covering the rust converter-treated areas with primer.
I think it’s already starting to look a lot better.
I went over to Pier 9 after leaving the ship. The Japanese training vessels Kaiyu Maru and Fukushima Maru were there. They provided more examples to add to my rat guard and chafing gear photograph collection. 🙂
One of Fukushima Maru’s rat guards:
Kaiyu Maru had plain ones without weights:
Chafing gear on Fukushima Maru’s mooring line:
Lines used to keep a mooring line from rubbing against the hull:
I was going to do a rope mat to serve a similar purpose on FOC, but I may be able to get away with something like the above. We have a lot of old, worn line that I can use. It’s certainly worth a try.
Finally, the chafing gear on Kaiyu Maru‘s lines: