I returned to the boat having left all the prep work completed on my previous visit, all that was needed was to start applying some paint, As mentioned before I thought I would try the Hempel range of paint so I could compare with the more expensive International brand which I have been using. Two coats of primer later it was looking a little smarter.
When I return next weekend the sealant would have cured and I will be able to fully tighten. This product always remains flexible so should give a good rubber seal once tightened.
Once all of that was finished it was time to start applying some top coat, I was quite impressed with the ease that the paint showed when being applied, it seemed to flow out quite nicely and could not see much difference between the Hempel and International paints.