Steadfast 29


Steadfast, 1979 Fisher 30' Ketch


Scope of Project:  Hull paint and brightwork maintenance

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December 4, 2017

Steadfast 29

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A few small jobs remained for me to take care of, starting with the reinstallation of the pilothouse door and its trim.  This was a straightforward process; I used new fasteners to secure the wooden trim back in place.  I also put back the newly-painted lazarette hatch.

The owner requested that I repaint the insides of the running light boards on the pilothouse; the existing paint was weathered and worn.  I removed the running lights from their brackets and the covers from the sockets, leaving the wiring in place, and prepared the black-painted boards with sandpaper and masking tape as needed so I could apply fresh black paint.

Late in the day, the first coat of paint had cured to the point that I could apply a second coat over the top.

The owner requested that I replicate and install  some logo stickers that had once been in place on the pilothouse, the ghost of which was still visible on one side.  I happened to have a plastic placard with the logo and text from a previous Fisher 30 project, so I dropped this off earlier with my local vinyl shop for reproduction in new vinyl, which I installed now.

I also took a moment to paint the patches where the jackstands had been originally; when I moved the boat, I’d staggered the stands to expose the unpainted patches for access.

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Total time billed on this job today:  1.5 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  20°, clear.  Forecast for the day:  Sunny, 40s