Rhodes 14


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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August 7, 2016

Rhodes 14

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Fresh back from vacation, I got right to work on the finish primer coats.  After final preparations and paint mixing, I spray-applied three coats of epoxy-based white primer on both hull and deck.  The process was pretty fast since I could do the hull and deck at the same time without any further setup or equipment changes.

Afterwards, I mixed some gray primer and, mixing it in with the remnants of white, created a light gray color that I used as a very light 4th coat—really a guide coat to make sanding easier.  While the spotty gray primer didn’t look as nice as the smooth white coats beneath, it’d make it a lot easier to gauge my sanding progress later:  once I sanded off the gray, the surface should be smooth and ready for topcoats.

Total time billed on this job today:  4 hours

0600 Weather Observation:
55°, clear.  Forecast for the day:  sunny, 80s