2 years out of the water is 2 too many. I have been occupied, and was prepared to make it 3 years, but was goaded into action by a friend. Pulled the cover & began the process.
Wash, sand, apply new bottom paint Primer by Fine Paints of Europe made in
FPE primer goes on thick & smooth but powders easily under hand sanding. It blows away the Interlux Sanding Sealer 8087 that is supposedly the "best" sanding sealer. No comparison. Besides, this stuff has body & elasticity.
That is one coat of FPE "Hollandlac" Brilliant Coach Green. Use a cheap 3" roller carriage and a sawed off section of a gray foam roller to apply. This was tipped with a chip brush.
Let her down on to the trailer and move.
The whole loading process took about 1 hour. The whole project is up to about 5 hours so far, and with the things that I want to do to the deck, rigging , and stem, I'll hit the 8 hour mark- no problem.
I wonder if I'll get in 8 hours of sailing to match?
"Frankly Scarlet- I don't give a damn"- just using the paints & varnishes & seeing the results is so rewarding that I would be happy with just one sail. SS59 lives!!!!!!!