Scupper 8


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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March 16, 2018

Scupper 8

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Just over a week earlier, after several weeks of above-normal temperatures and no snowstorms, the ground around Scupper’s storage area had been bare and easily accessible.  Alas, two hefty snowstorms over a period of only 5 days changed that, and just a few days before I was planning on shuffling boats and moving her indoors.

After both snowstorms, I shoveled out around the jackstands to keep them from freezing into the ground or ice, and after the second (larger) storm on March 13, I took advantage of warm-ish post-storm temperatures to move the rest of the snow from around the boat, cleaning out an area with abundant room for my trailer.

Now, after another day’s wait while I attended to another project and gave the area a bit of melting time, I had as good a chance, weatherwise, as I was likely to get in the foreseeable future to move the boat indoors:  sun and temperatures on either side of freezing, with the ground firm after overnight.  So after I moved out the project I just completed, I picked up Scupper on the trailer and moved her in.  I didn’t bother removing the tarp, as I just wanted to get the move completed, but with some gusty winds I did take the precaution of cutting off what I could to prevent it from possibly becoming a sail in a wind gust.

The move was uneventful and I was  grateful to have her safely indoors, where she could thaw and melt off and I could get to work in the near future.

Total time billed on this job today:  1 hour

0600 Weather Observation:  30°, partly clear.  Forecast for the day:  Sunny and windy, high around 34°