Scupper 53


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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July 16, 2018

Scupper 53

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Now that the hatch frame was secured in place, I cleaned up and lightly sanded the area as needed to remove any excess epoxy and otherwise prepare the surfaces for the next steps.

Afterwards, I applied a cosmetic epoxy fillet to the transition between the frame and the deck.  I kept the fillet radius small because the frame itself was nearly flush with the deck amidships, at the height of the crown, and there was no need for a large fillet in any event.  The fillet roughly matched the contour of the top edge of the frame, which I’d eased during construction.

Once the new fillet cured overnight, I water-washed, then lightly sanded as needed to prepare the exterior of the hatch frame for high-build primer, after which I’d complete any further fine-tuning if necessary, along with additional work on the inside of the frame to finish off and better secure the opening from within.

Next:  final hull and deck preparations before high-build primer

Total time billed on this job today:  1 hour

0600 Weather Observation:  62°, fog.  Forecast for the day:  Clearing, 80s