Lyra Phase 2-14


Lyra, a 1960 Pearson Triton


Project Schedule:  December 2021 – April 2022

Project Scope: Deck paint (other than cockpit); hull paint; new dodger

Project Complete:  268.25 Total Hours

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January 14, 2022

Lyra Phase 2-14


I water-washed and lightly sanded the new fiberglass on the coachroof repair, then reamed out the core from around the exposed edges of the open area.

Similarly, I reamed out the core from the edges of the small repair on the starboard aft coachroof.

From a length of 10 oz. fiberglass cloth, I cut a piece to fit the large coachroof repair.  This cloth would help tie together all the various aspects of the inner skin.

With the cloth patterned and cut, I filled all the exposed edges around the perimeter with a thickened, strengthened epoxy mixture, forcing it tightly into the voids.  Then, I used more of the mixture to ease any final remaining edges and transitions on the surface to provide an even base for the fiberglass cloth, which I installed next, wetting it out in place once the edge and surface filler had had a chance to tack up slightly.  Other than some quick surface prep later, this was the final step required before installing new core.

Belowdecks, I applied a skim coat of fairing compound to the new work, mainly to fill the weave of the cloth and to generally smooth the whole area for acceptable cosmetics and paint-worthiness.

Finally, I applied a 4th coat of varnish–this time satin–to the mast beams.  These photos show the varnish freshly applied and still appearing glossy.

Total time billed on this job today:  5.25 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  28°, mainly cloudy.   Forecast for the day:  Mostly cloudy, chance of snow showers, 40°