Rhodes 18


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 17, 2016

Rhodes 18

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The final list of preparations before the hull was ready to spray was short:  mask off the boottop, and mask off the decks.  I took care of both chores first thing in the morning.

After solvent-washing the hull and tacking off, I prepared a quantity of shop-mixed pale mint green, aka “aqua mist”.  Because of the minimal and budget nature of this particular job, and with ample raw materials on hand, I chose to make up the color in the shop from materials on hand, rather than purchasing a new container of the actual color.  Earlier, I’d mixed up several samples, looking to match the stock aqua mist color as closely as possible.   I determined that a 20:1 ratio of off-white and dark green Alexseal gloss topcoat gave me the color I was going for.

With the paint mixed at this ratio, I spray-applied three coats of the glossy paint on the hull, leaving it to cure for the remainder of the day.  The end result was pleasingly subtle.

Total time billed on this job today:  3.75 hours

0600 Weather Observation:
75°, foggy.  Forecast for the day:  Chance of showers then clearing, high near 80.