In summer the yacht could be a little longer, but at the latest in autumn, when winter storage work begins, some skippers would like a smaller ship. The mechanical polishing of the surface hull is particularly laborious. Although the machine also brings chalked gelcoat back to a high gloss, the weight of the electric helper alone quickly makes the arms lame.
To make our work easier, we tried to relieve the polishing machine with a rubber stopper on the railing. After a few tests with different rubber thicknesses and lengths, we found a good match. Now the machine only needs to be alternately pulled down or pushed up a little from the middle position. So that the forces do not become too great, we use two different lengths of rubber and polish the freeboard in two steps: first the upper half and in the second step the lower. This makes the work quicker and less tiring.
Berthold Schulz, Hamburg