Scupper 179


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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November 11, 2019

Scupper 179


I got started up on deck, where I masked off the new paint edge along the perimeter of the deck and covered the decks with plastic to protect them during the hull painting.

I removed the staging to clear the work area, then set about striking and marking the top edge of the new boottop.  I began setting up my level beams at the transom and stem (I’d leveled the boat previously), choosing a point at each end to provide a 2-1/2″ visual height to the new stripe, then struck and marked the boundary in my usual manner.

I masked beneath the newly-made tick marks, then at the bow masked a new, sheered line, starting well back on the hull (about 10′) and  eventually extending 2″ higher than the marks at the stem, in keeping with the boat’s original striping and the specific characteristics of the boat’s bow sections.  Afterwards, I covered the area below the tape with paper to protect against overspray.  (Sorry, I forgot to take pictures of the bootstripe from all angles just after I taped it.)

During the remainder of the day, I set up staging at the appropriate height, added additional lighting around the shop to illuminate the hull, cleaned the floor and staging, solvent-washed and tacked off the hull, and finished all the other paint and equipment preparations required to be ready for paint in the morning.

Total time billed on this job today:  7.25 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  34°, cloudy.  Forecast for the day:  Cloudy, with a chance of rain and snow, 37°