Scupper 27


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 16, 2018

Scupper 27

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I finished up the patterning for the various top-skin deck repairs in the cockpit, following the same process I’d done on the main decks earlier.

I spent the rest of the morning cutting three layers of 1708 biaxial fabric for each patch.

During the afternoon, I began by filling various small voids and holes in the exposed plywood core with a thickened epoxy mixture, and also pre-wetting the core and surrounding areas with epoxy to prepare for the new laminate.  For now I focused  only on the main decks, leaving the cockpit for another session.

At each location on the main decks, I installed a layer of 1708 cut to fit directly over the core, bringing the center of each opening up roughly flush with the adjacent deck surfaces that I’d prepared earlier, and used additional slightly-thickened epoxy to smooth the edges for the next steps.

Finally,  I installed two layers of the 1708 in epoxy resin over each section.  The final layers overlapped the adjacent decks by a couple inches on all sides and tied the new work in with the existing laminate.

Total time billed on this job today:  7.25 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  31°, light sleet/freezing rain.  Forecast for the day:  Sleet and freezing rain eventually changing to rain,  then heavy rain overnight, 38°