Precision 8


Precision 23 (No Name)


Project Complete:  42.25 Total Hours

Scope of Project:   Repair cockpit scuppers; install depthsounder; new interior upholstery; various and sundry maintenance tasks

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May 3, 2016

Precision 8

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As the work list wound down, I turned to one of the last jobs:  replacing the boottop.  The original, made from vinyl tape, was in poor condition.

With a heat gun, I removed the old striping tape.  This took a long time since the old tape was so scarred and damaged, and it wasn’t possible to release and pull large sections, so it required plenty of scraping with a putty knife.  This also left behind quite a bit of adhesive.

I used solvent and elbow grease to remove the old adhesive left behind.

Afterwards, I applied a new stripe from 2″ vinyl striping tape, like the original.

With other commitments, I’d had a late start and there was only a bit of time left in the day, so I used it to prepare the bottom for painting, first masking off the waterline as needed.

The trailer had keel guides, which blocked most of the keel, so I removed them for painting access.  I’d await the painting till next time.


Total time billed on this job today:  4.5 hours

0600 Weather Observation:
44°, cloudy.  Forecast for the day:  Mostly cloudy, high in the 50s