Previously: PART 18: A NEW TILLER
Here are some progress photos of the project to date:
Stern rail repair:
|Trying to jack out bent pushpit.|
|Damaged section removed.|
|Bending new section for repair.|
|New section fitted ...|
|... and professionally welded.|
Work on the dodger (spray hood) has started. Sunbrella material and stainless pipe and fittings have been ordered.
|Frame pattern bent up from 3/4" EMT|
|Craft paper cover taped on.|
|Front view, with windows sketched in.|
Paint work on the decks and cockpit was divided into four sections:
- main cabin top
- port side decks and cabin side
- starboard side decks and cabin side
Each section was masked off separately, painted with three coats of System Three WR-LPU water-born paint, then covered over to protect from over-spray from the next area.
Although a lot of extra masking was done, it was easier to keep a "wet edge" when painting, and kept over-spray off areas already painted. It also helped to avoid stepping in the wet paint!
|Port side painted.|
|Port side of decks done.|
|New paint on smooth areas.|
|Non-skid painted a contrasting colour.|
Next comes bolting on all the hardware that was cleaned up and re-built over the winter. It's a joy to see her start looking like a boat again, as the basement slowly empties of all the boat pieces.
Next: PART 20: LAUNCH DAY
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