Lyra Phase 2-40


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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February 19, 2022

Lyra Phase 2-40


With sufficient cure time now, I masked off the topsides above the boottop, beginning with a layer of vinyl solvent-resistant fine line tape that I applied right at the edge of the new topsides paint, then covered as completely as possible with a layer of regular masking tape, as the vinyl tends to shed paint and cause drips and weird semi-cured flakes of paint during removal.  With the top of the new stripe completely masked, I covered the rest of the hull with plastic, tape, and paper adjacent to the working area.  Afterwards, I cleaned the primered bootop section one final time.

I applied 4 coats of snow white gloss LPU to the boottop to complete the major paint work.  I ended up with four coats since I convinced myself I saw shadows in one place through the third coat (this ended up being a trick of the lighting and shadows in the shop), so since I had enough paint leftover I played it safe with the 4th coat.

Total time billed on this job today:  4.5 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  8°, mostly clear.  Forecast for the day:  Sunny, with increasing clouds and snow showers likely late in the day, 31°