Fritz 7


Fritz, a 14' Handy Cat


Project Schedule:  May 2020

Project Scope:  Repair centerboard trunk; repair broken seat; miscellaneous maintenance and upgrades

Project Complete:  23 Total hours

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May 19, 2020

Fritz 7


After lightly sanding the all-over primer and cleaning and preparing the area, I applied the first coat of finish paint.  To match the existing interior color, I happened to have a can of Hatteras off-white on hand, leftover from something or another, which was a reasonably close match.  I added some flattening agent to the paint to tone down the gloss, as I didn’t think the finish should be high-gloss on the non-smooth centerboard trunk housing.  The paint still appears glossy in the photos since it was wet at the time, but I’d judge whether to add more flattener to the second coat once I saw how the first coat turned out.  I hoped two coats would do the job.

After lightly sanding the through hull patch on the starboard bow, I applied a couple coats of the epoxy-based primer to the fresh epoxy, which would allow me to do the topcoats next time.

Total time billed on this job today:  1 hour

0600 Weather Observation:  Clear, 40°.  Forecast for the day:  Sunny, 63°