Scupper 169


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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October 29, 2019

Scupper 169


I began once more with the winch islands, where I sanded the fresh high-build primer I’d applied the day before, completing the construction and bringing the winch islands to a state of readiness matching the adjacent decks.

I spent the remainder of the day working on all the final steps required before primer, starting with a thorough vacuum and then an initial solvent wash of the decks and hull.

Next, I rewashed all surfaces with the paint system’s proprietary solvent, then covered various areas of the deck with masking paper to allow me to stand, kneel, or lean on these sections to reach the innermost portions of the deck, such as the coachroof and companionway and cockpit well, which sections I’d spray first before moving outboard to the remaining deck areas.  I also masked along the top of the hull to protect against overspray from the deck, choosing an arbitrary starting point for the masking that would allow the hull primer to overlap the deck primer when I applied it a day after.

Meanwhile, I prepared paint and paint equipment and the sundry chores left on my final list.

Total time billed on this job today:  6.75 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  46°, mainly cloudy . Forecast for the day:  Drizzle and patchy fog, 53°