Scupper 38


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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May 4, 2018

Scupper 38

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I began once more with the sander, sanding all the hull/deck joint as needed, interrupted for an hour or so while another boat departed the shop for the season.  The port gunwale, with two coats of fairing compound, was nearly at final and appropriate contours on both hull and deck, but the deck side featured numerous chatter marks, pinholes, and other low areas from the previous application that would require additional work.  The starboard side and taffrail had a single coat of fairing compound, but with the original hull and deck in better shape on this side, things were already shaping up well, though additional applications would be required.

After cleaning up, I spot-applied more fairing compound on the port side, mostly focusing on skim-coating the port sidedeck to take care of most of the tool marks and other interruptions.   I’d planned from the getgo to use the fairing process from the hull/deck joint glasswork to bring the whole deck contour to where it needed to be, and with this application it looked like I’d be nearly there once it cured and I could sand it.

On the starboard side and taffrail, I used a wider trowel to bring the new gunwale edge smooth and fair into the existing deck surfaces, much as I’d done on the port side earlier.  Here, I expected that the second application would essentially complete the fairing work, with only minor spot-filling left to go.

With the most major deck repair work now approaching some state of completion and readiness, I looked forward in the coming days to focusing on the remaining (and still relatively substantial) deck work, including additional hole patching (instrument holes and other areas in the cockpit, plus several small repairs on the cabin sides), as well as continuing surface preparations and fairing work on the coachroof and nearby areas.

Total time billed on this job today:  4.5 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  48°, mostly cloudy.  Forecast for the day:  Mostly cloudy, chance of showers or thunderstorm, around 70°