Scupper 183


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 15, 2019

Scupper 183


With the major painting behind me, I was happy to remove all the masking tape, paper, and plastic from the boat, and start getting the shop back to normal.

It would have been nice to address the bottom while the boat was clear of staging and other impediments, but it was too soon to tape the new boottop, and I needed to continue the work rolling along on deck, so the bottom could wait for now.  Eventually (soon), I planned to patch in the barrier coat below the boottop and over the various hull patches, then apply a first coat of bottom paint as a base and to complete the new appearance of the boat.

For now, though, I set up staging at deck height once more, to allow access for nonskid painting and some of the other upcoming work on deck.

I set to work masking off the new glossy deck paint so I could paint the nonskid field areas.

After final preparations, I applied the first coat of off-white nonskid paint, a color subtly darker than the gloss white areas but light enough to avoid the heat of the Florida sun, where the boat was eventually headed once complete.

Total time billed on this job today:  8 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  28°, mainly cloudy.  Forecast for the day:  Decreasing clouds, 44°