PAINTING

The hull truth

Short version:

We used the excellent videos from booteTV:

Part 1 and Part 2

They have an excellent guide that takes you from identifying what paint is already on the boat, to sanding and finally finishing techniques.

It is in German. I have not found an equivalent in english. 

What worked:

Concentrating on preparing the surface as much as possible, led to a really clean and shiny surface. 

Despite painting the hull during an outside temperature of 5 degrees, we are very happy with the finish. I would not paint in any colder temperatures. 

What we would do differently:

We would really have liked to start earlier in the year. The low temperatures meant a much longer drying time than usual and working in the cold is just not that much fun. 

Look at that Blue!
Look at that Blue!

We are really happy with the result and would 100% do it again.

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The worst name
The worst name

We knew we wanted to repaint the hull, mostly because of the name and also because of the overall condition.

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Preparing for primer
Preparing for primer
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Working in stages
Working in stages
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The tiller shaft without a cover
The tiller shaft without a cover

The cover will be painted white, to provide a nice contrast.

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The deck
The deck

Most of the effort goes into preparing the surface. Sanding, fixing and primer.

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Primer coat
Primer coat
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View of the old cockpit and covers
View of the old cockpit and covers
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Primer coat - waiting for paint
Primer coat - waiting for paint
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