While the boat is waiting to be turned over again, I am working on various things. I painted some more inside the cabin and applied a couple of coats of PU onto the transom. The undersides of the sea-hood and slide are primed. I have taken the cradle apart, and I have used the timber … Continue reading Cabin, mast, hood and things
The lower hull is now painted. A couple of people (followers) asked what kinds of paint I am using. So here are details ... The outside has been primed with two coats of grey Altex marine primer, followed by two coats of Norglass polyurethane gloss premium enamel (Admiralty Blue and White). On the inside I used … Continue reading Lower hull painting done
The 2nd coat of blue is done. The next job will be masking the boot stripe and applying two coats of white paint. Although the stripe looks white, it is only covered in grey primer. The transom will be left without any paint - just a coat or three of glossy clear marine polyurethane.
After masking the water-line and the boot stripe, I applied the first coat of 'Admiralty Blue'.
The hull has its second coat of paint below the water-line, and the rudder blade is painted as well. The rudder will have a coloured stripe matching the boot stripe on the hull. The exact dimensions of the boot stripe aren't decided as yet, but a stripe that is 1/2" wide and 1" above the … Continue reading Paint (2), spars
After lightly sanding the second coat of primer yesterday, I marked and taped the water-line. Today I applied the first coat of white enamel to the area below the water-line. I will give this a quick treatment with some 240# grit tomorrow, provided the paint has dried properly. I will roll on the second coat … Continue reading Paint
The hull has its first coat of primer. There will be a second coat of this grey marine primer after a quick sanding with 120#. However, it will take 24 hours before this stuff is ready to sand. Given that the boat will not live in the water, there is no need for any anti-fouling paint.