Luna Mia 12


Luna Mia, a General Boats Rhodes 22


Project Schedule:  February 2022 – (Ongoing)

Project Scope: Patch and repair existing saildrive hole; hull paint; sundry minor repairs

Project Complete:  72 Total Hours

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March 17, 2022

Luna Mia 12


I’d planned to leave the primer spraying till later in the day, a nod to the expected conditions in the seldom-used (for painting) first shop bay, so I’d intentionally left the final-final prep work to be done in the morning.  However, with generally overcast skies and impatient virtue, I found I couldn’t resist the urge to get right to the spraying, so with an early start I finished the prep by solvent-washing the hull once more, this time with the paint system’s solvent, tacked off, and got to work mixing the primer for the day.

Over the next few hours, I applied four coats of epoxy-based finish primer to the hull, choosing, as usual, to spray the extra coat since I had product leftover, and I always find that it’s remarkably easy to sand through the primer with fewer coats.

With that, I left the boat to cure overnight.

Total time billed on this job today:   5.25 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  35°, partly cloudy .  Forecast for the day:  Mostly cloudy, 54°