It’s what Steve said Lucy looked like – a shiny, new copper penny.
This is Coppercoat, and, hopefully, it’s going to keep Lucy free from weed, barnacles, etc, for 10 to 15 years. It should mean that I won’t have to pay to have her lifted out each year and re-antifouled. This is an investment which will take about five years to break even, and thereafter should save me about £400 per year. Lifting out at Mylor is £115, and then the same to put back. Then there’s storage ashore to pay for. Then there’s preparing for anti-foul, then buying and applying anti-foul. It can be a messy business. I’m glad I won’t be getting involved with it. I’ll just need to dry out against a wall once a year and jetwash the underside. I’ll probably look to do it twice a year, and on the same day service the Featherstream prop and seacocks. Drying alongside the wall costs £30 at Mylor for one tide – which should be plenty of time.