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Patience, 1985 Laser 28' Sloop


Project Complete:  51.25 Total Hours

Scope of Project:   New boottop and striping; replace halyard stoppers; new cabin sole; miscellaneous maintenance projects (Phase II)

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June 1, 2016

Patience 10

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Back at the shop after a long weekend, the colored stripes of the new boottop had had a lavish amount of time to cure, so I continued the process by masking over the new stripes as needed so I could paint the white (i.e. hull color) portions between them, which was required in this case because the original condition of the underlying hull surface dictated this approach.

After final preparations, I applied a coat of gloss white enamel to these areas.

Next, I applied a second coat of light gray nonskid paint to the new cabin sole sections.

Late in the day, after a close inspection, I decided I was pleased with the new white paint at the boottop, and decided to remove the masking tape.  All that remained to complete the new look now would be to repaint the bottom up as far as the lowest white stripe, which I’d do as soon as I felt I could overmask the fresh paint.

Total time billed on this job today:  2 hours

0600 Weather Observation:
50°, sunny.  Forecast for the day:  sunny, 70s