Scupper 127


Sea Breeze (FKA Scupper), a 1978 Legnos Mystic 30' Cutter


This project was completed in several phases over two years to meet the owner’s schedule.

Initial Pre-Project Inspection Report and Observations

Early Phase:  Hardware removal and early assessment
September 2017
Early Phase Hours:  26.75

Phase 1: Dismantling, surface prep, systems removal, repairs, structural work
March 16, 2018 – November 16, 2018 (Discontinuous)
Phase 1 Hours:  315

Phase 2: Interior, systems, and more
January 23, 2019 – June 21, 2019
Phase 2 Hours:  665.5

Phase 3:  Electrical, electric motor, plumbing,  final exterior finishing, and everything else
October 18, 2019 – March 27, 2020
Phase 3 Hours:  683.75

Scope of Project:  Comprehensive refit, including deck repairs, repower, interior makeover, hull work, and systems

Project Complete:  1691 Total Hours


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April 17, 2019

Scupper 127


As is my wont, I began the day by lightly sanding the forward cabin door trim in the boat, as well as the overhead trim pieces to prepare them for their next coat of varnish.  These now had four coats of gloss varnish, and were ready for the switch to satin varnish, and for the moment I set these aside for later attention, moving some of the trims out of the way so I could use the tables for the overhead panels.

In the head, I sanded the primer I’d applied last time, preparing the space for finish paint.  I cleaned up the sanding spoils and solvent-washed all the surfaces afterwards.

Staying with the theme, next I sanded the primer on all the overhead panels and other panels currently being painted.  Afterwards, I cleaned up the boat and shop as needed, and prepared all the panels for paint by laying them out on various tables in the shop and solvent-washing to clean them.

Meanwhile, I received a new delivery of additional cherry wood so I could finish up the cabin sole and other remaining bits of trim throughout the boat, and then I took a short trip to pick up some of the new interior cushions from my upholstery contractor (more on these later).

Back at the shop, I returned to the head and applied the first coat of white semi-gloss enamel to all surfaces.

I continued with all the flat panels.

I applied the second coat of base varnish to the forward cabin door trim.

Finally, I cut the frame pieces for the last door in the galley, into the cooler storage space.  I kept the lower rail extra wide to deal with the dogleg shape of the bottom edge of the opening, and cut the remaining pieces as needed to create the overall door dimensions required.  Soon I’d mill the grooves for the panel and get going on finishing up and assembling all the new doors.

Total time billed on this job today:  7 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  30°, clear.  Forecast for the day:  Sunny, 56°