Steadfast 25


Steadfast, 1979 Fisher 30' Ketch


Scope of Project:  Hull paint and brightwork maintenance

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November 28, 2017

Steadfast 25

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I got right to work on the first coat of finish for the exterior woodwork.  The owner chose Cetol Lite for the finish, the same product that had been used previously.  On the various bits and pieces on the pilothouse and coachroof, I applied a maintenance coat over the existing finish, as I’d not stripped these areas.

For the caprails, I applied the first of three coats of the new finish, working my way around the boat up one side and down the other.

I continued with the bulwarks and rubrails on both sides, along with some loose parts including the cockpit seats and some trim from the pilothouse door.

The pilothouse door and a small lazarette hatch cover had been painted green in the past, matching the hull color.  The finish was weathered and worn, but generally sound on both parts, so preparation was a straightforward matter of light sanding and cleanup.  Afterwards, I painted the lazarette and the inside/back side of the pilothouse door with one-part green paint that matched the new hull color.

Total time billed on this job today:  5 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  12°, clear.  Forecast for the day:  sunny, 30s