1975 Dufour 27 Refit | Wednesday, November 9, 2008

First thing in the morning, and then again several hours later, I applied additional coats of epoxy barrier coat system, bringing the total to four and completing the job.  I reserved some of the product for the bare spots beneath the jackstands, which I'd address in several days once the new barrier coat and paint had sufficient cure time to allow moving the stands without concern about paint damage.

With the first coat on and curing, I removed all the masking tape from the decks, now that the nonskid was complete.





In between the barrier coats, I worked on installing some of the deck hardware, beginning in the cockpit with the companionway hatch, sea hood, and swashboard slide rails.  I continued with the traveler, the genoa sheet winches, and jam cleats on each cockpit coaming, and the assorted other hardware in the cockpit well.



I applied the first of two planned coats of cream-colored paint to the undersides of the two cockpit locker hatches and the anchor well hatch, to improve the appearance of the new fiberglass that I'd installed there.  I also painted the insides of the couple accessible patches at the aft end of the cockpit, inside the lazarette; the color matched the existing gelcoat finish fairly well.  Later, I planned on a second coat to complete the job.


I completed the day's work by applying a coat of Micron CSC Shark White to the bottom, after waiting about 5 hours after the final barrier coat as directed.  This wrapped up the bottom work, and finalized the boat's appearance.



Total Billable Time on This Job Today:  7.5 hours

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