The Okinawan climate is very hard on boats. The worst culprit is intense sun that dries out and bleaches all the woodwork. At the start of the project I gave all the wood 6 coats of wood treatment stuff and 4 coats of yacht varnish. I thought that would set me up for a couple of years. Not so.
The other problem is very high humility. This causes rust on any iron/steel fittings and mildew on any surface.
I forgot to mention that the mighty Yanmar is now bolted in place and fully wired up! Just needs diesel and a battery.
I take great care on this job. I tape everything off to avoid any sloppy smears or dribbles. I have nearly finished when, to my dismay, I find there is paint everywhere!
The loose ends of my OIST Graduation bracelet have been dangling into the paint and dribbling it all over. No more hippy stuff for me.
I will be leaving the boat for 4 months. I can see that on my return, I will have to do a major wood repaint and mildew clean.