Rhodes 13


1957 Rhodes 18, Hull #9


Project Complete:  67.5 Total Hours

Scope of Project:   Hull, deck, and interior surface prep and painting

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July 28, 2016

Rhodes 13

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The fine fairing material  required a light sanding to remove the excess, which I took care of now.  This also effected a final smoothing of all surfaces.  Pleased with the overall condition of the substate now–pretty decent considering what poor condition the boat appeared at the beginning–I deemed the surface prep complete, and thoroughly cleaned the boat and shop–blowdown, vacuum, solvent wash, sweep, floor wash, and a final solvent wash with proprietary solvent.

Later, I prepared the product and spray equipment for the finish primer, which would be the next step.

Meanwhile I experimented with a custom mix for the hull color, something different that I hoped would suit the boat.  I made up three separate batches, varying the ratio as needed to come up with a somewhat different color for this project and matching a sample I strove to reproduce.  Alas, constant reader, I must  leave you in the dark about the final color–all the better to pique your interest as we near that stage of the project.

Total time billed on this job today:  3.5 hours

0600 Weather Observation:
62°, clouds and sun.  Forecast for the day:  clouds and sun, showers and thundershowers in the afternoon, high in the upper 80s.