Holby 41


Holby Pilot 19


Project Schedule: April 2022- December 2022 (Non-Continuous)

Project Scope: Remove jet drive and engine and reconfigure for traditional outboard installation; paint hull; sundry related projects TBD

Project Complete:  304.5 Total Hours

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October 28, 2022

Holby 41


A short Friday began with a meeting with the owner and local canvas contractor at the boat to work out some details of the new bimini and helm enclosure, and a few other project details.

Afterwards, I turned to the daily round of sanding in the outboard well and elsewhere, this time with finer grits and, eventually, finish-sanding tools.  The well was looking pretty good now and I felt it was time to move forward with high-build primer soon, then address any lingering and noticeable flaws or fine-tuning thereafter.

The entire stern area of the cockpit, including the new well and the seats/lockers on either side, would be primed and painted as part of this project, stopping at the deck itself and the outboard corners of the liner.  Now I sanded these areas with 80-120 grit and finish-sanding tools, preparing the original gelcoat for the work ahead.  I’d return later and finish up the required hand work at the corners and seat gutters.

Meanwhile, I lightly sanded the small gelcoat patches near the windshield, bringing them nearly to their final stage other than some additional light hand sanding.  At the transom, per the owner’s request, I trimmed the overhanging teak caprails flush with the new fiberglass trims beneath, and rounded the top edges for a clean and smooth look.

Total time billed on this job today: 3 hours

0600 Weather Observation: 38°, clear. Forecast for the day: Sunny, 53°