Black is just so last week. Now there are five coats of comastic on Chertsey's hull, we have turned our attention to the inside - the engine room, and, yesterday, the hold. Having got it all cleaned out and removed the paint where it was flaky - a surprising amount of it was very sound, and got rid of a very small amount of rust... it's on with the red oxide. Only it's not really, it's zinc phosphate, cunningly dyed. What a transformation it is now, looking at the inside of the hold, completely empty, clean and freshly painted. As soon as the dew dries off, it's back to that task, and in the meantime, starting to load the trailer.