Scupper 51

Boat:

Scupper, a 1979 Legnos Mystic 30' Cutter

Schedule:

Early phase in September 2017 Hardware removal and early assessment

Phase 1 March 2018 – October 2018:  Dismantling, surface prep, systems removal, repairs, structural work

Phase 2 Coming in Winter 2018-2019:  Interior and more

Scope of Project:  Comprehensive refit, including deck repairs, repower, interior makeover, hull work, and systems

Initial Pre-Project Inspection Report and Observations

Begin Daily Project Logs

June 20, 2018

Scupper 51

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Wednesday

Now equipped with the raw materials I needed to continue with the forward hatch installation, I got started by preparing the 1″ thick fiberglass stock, sanding off the smooth factory finish and ripping four pieces 1-1/4″ wide.  I took the forward and after pieces up to the deck so I could scribe the shape of the cabin trunk  and shape the pieces accordingly.  I cut the curves with a jigsaw and fine-tuned with a sander as needed.  For now, I left the transverse pieces overlong for later trimming and additional fine-tuning later.

I measured for and cut the lengths of the two side pieces, which would require angled cuts or shaping on their bottom sides, but used nearly the full 1″ depth all around because of the substantial camber.  Looking at the dry-fit pieces, I decided there was little enough shaping required that it’d be easier to glue the parts together as is, and finish the minimal shaping once I had the square assembly all together.

After final preparations, I glued the fiberglass frame with epoxy adhesive, leaving the transverse ends overlong for trimming once the epoxy cured.

Later, preparing ahead for interior structural work whenever I had the opportunity, I pre-cut layers of fiberglass for the inside portion of the through hull repairs, the outside of which was complete in all 12 locations.

Total time billed on this job today:  2.75 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  55°, clear.  Forecast for the day:  Sunny, 80s