Scraping off the hull

Happy new year everyone.. May all your dreams come true. Over the last few days ,and after a year of doing nothing with WEIR ..I have started again with scraping the underwater hull clean in preperation for checking the condition of the seams between the planking and how much Paying of red linseed putty I need to make good.. then after fairing the hull down with sandpaper ..2 coats of Primer followed by 2 coats of good quality undercoat Then antifouling .. Engine is also now sitting in the saloon awaiting service ..It also allows me better access to the stern area..