Scupper 44


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 18, 2018

Scupper 44

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Another day, another round of sanding on deck and on the through  hull patches.  The repairs in the cockpit were looking  pretty  good  after one coat of fairing compound, and the coachroof was getting close on the starboard side, and pretty good to port as well.

The new repair over the old solar  vent hole in the forward coachroof  was looking good, and I’d fair it in as I continued work on the adjacent areas.

The afternoon was rather disjointed, as my attention was sporadically required elsewhere for some unrelated work going on, but in several shorter sessions I managed to get through what I wanted to for the day, including a third coat of fairing compound on the coachroof.  This time, I focused on the known low spots left from last time, and fine-tuning the outer edges of the work area.

The old instrument and other holes in the cockpit were pretty close  after a single coat–in fact, the two smaller holes in the cockpit well required no additional work at this time–but I applied a second coat as  needed, along with some additional work on the port coaming repair and solar vent hole.  In addition, I skim-coated the molded nonskid areas on the cockpit seats and cockpit well, which areas I’d sanded during the morning’s sanding session to prepare for the finish  work now.

I’d also sanded the two cockpit locker lid hatches to prepare their original surfaces for skim-coating, which I did now.

The through hull patches looked good after a coat, and barely needed more attention, but I applied a second coat to all 12 patches regardless.

Finally, I skim-coated some remaining areas of the main deck, notably the foredeck and portions of the starboard deck, to help smooth the remnants of the old molded nonskid pattern and fill some additional small voids.

Total time billed on this job  today:  5.75 hours

0600  Weather Observation:  50°, clear.  Forecast for the day:  Sunny, low 60s