|1975 Dufour 27
Refit | Monday, October 27, 2008
I got started early with some final preparations: laying out the spray gun and supplied air hoses, mixing the primer for the day, and tacking off the deck. I also added some paper to the port sidedeck, since I'd have to walk on that to spray the center part of the main deck; earlier I'd secured some paper over the cockpit seating areas on which to walk during the first part of the spraying.
I started the primer application on the raised center portion of the cabin trunk, where I couldn't reach from the staging. I applied three coats of high-build primer here, waiting 30-45 minutes between coats, and also to the inside of the cockpit well, cockpit sole, and coamings, working from a stooped position while tiptoeing on the paper-covered cockpit seats. Access was a challenge, but it worked.
With these areas covered with three coats of primer, I removed the temporary paper as needed and, working from the staging, applied three coats of the high-build to all other areas of the deck--foredeck, sidedecks, cockpit seats, coamings, and so forth--as well as to the various hatches and small parts that I'd set up down at ground level. I completed the work and disassembled the spray equipment for cleaning.