Thanks to Mike and Pat and others who responded with advice after my last post asking for advice on bottom painting and how to replace my keelbolts.

My boat (#618) ended up being out of the water for two months. I wanted to share a few pictures of the trouble I got into while I was hauled out at BMC. I've posted a photo journal that shows a little about :

* How to flip a Tuna upside down

* How to remove 30 years of bottom paint

* Replacing Keelbolts

* Fixing rotting decks

* Fairing the keel

* Ripping out the bulkheads

* Letting a 20yr old graffiti artist do my topsides.

You can see it at : http://www.dilworth.org/boat/haulout.shtml

Many of you helped me unknowingly with advice that you had posted previously in this forum, and in the email lists. Thank you.

I feel obliged to add a little more detail about some of the projects, but until I do, I'll be happy to answer any questions anyone has.

I'm excited to be back in the water, and hoping to see some of you out on the bay soon.

James Dilworth