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First Coat of Paint

Posted by Zachary Wiest in Paint, Preparation, Tools

After sanding the second coast of primer, I hauled the Skerry back into the garage.  I began cleaning the hull with tack cloth and then whipped her down with a denatured alcohol.  I taped off the rails and began painting using a 6″ roller and foam tipping brush. I used the technique seen in this video: Interlux Brightsides Roll and Tip Technique.  I learned not to do too much at once, only moving about 12″ down the hull at a time.  If you don’t it is difficult to keep a wet edge.  The paint I used was Interlux Brightsides Hatteras Off White (1990).

Time Spent: 3.0 Hours

Total Time In Build: 152 Hours

First Layer of Hull Primer

Posted by Zachary Wiest in Paint, Preparation

I just finished laying down the first layer of hull primer.  I began the day by pulling out the boat and using painter’s tape on the underside of the rail.  I then gave it a good whipe-down with denatured alcohol. Once that was complete I used a roller to cover the hull.  A foam brush was used in the laps to make sure they got covered.  I key with the primer is not to try to make it look beautiful.  This layer Interlux PreKote hi-build primer is just to fill any abnormalities and provide the paint with something to stick too.  In a day or two I will sand it down with 120grit.

On another note.  I am noticing a lot of traffic on the website.  During the couple months that I wasn’t working on the boat or even updating the site I had over a thousand views!  I am about 100 away from 3000!

Time Spent: 1.5 Hours

Total Time In Build: 147 Hours

Painting the Daggerboard and Rudder

Posted by Zachary Wiest in Paint

Too finish off the work day I put a coat of Interlux Brightsides Hatteras Off White (1990 Edition) on the Daggerboard and Rudder.  I used a foam brush to apply this paint.  When I get to the hull I will be using a roller.  Anything painted on the boat will get this color.  Everthing else will be varnished.

Time Spent: 0.5 Hours

Total Time In Build: 133.5 Hours