The Sailboat Project

by Steveandjustyna August. 21, 2017 1463 views

In April we helped our friend, Larry sand and paint the hull of his classic boat. This was our first experience painting a fiberglass boat. We want to learn as much as possible about sailboats and their maintenance, so this task seemed like a perfect opportunity to learn more. Besides, Larry is a great man and we always like to give him a hand. As you will see the new paint job transformed Larry's 1965 Pearson Vanguard 32...

Looking at the bottom of the boat hanging from a Travel Lift, just after pulling it out of the water.

Looking at the bottom of the boat hanging from a Travel Lift, just after pulling it out of the water.

After first sanding...

After first sanding...

Happy Steve after first sanding and "fairing" the imperfections...

Happy Steve after first sanding and "fairing" the imperfections...

At this point she reminds us of a Vincent Van Gogh painting... Wiping of any residual paint dust with a cloth soaked in acetone...

At this point she reminds us of a Vincent Van Gogh painting... Wiping of any residual paint dust with a cloth soaked in acetone...

Wiping the hull down is a BIG job.

Wiping the hull down is a BIG job.

Larry working to repair a small leak....

Larry working to repair a small leak....

Larry, our sailing guru.

Larry, our sailing guru.

Two coats of primer, 2 coats of color, sanding the hull before each coat. She turned out pretty good for a couple of rookie paint slingers.

Two coats of primer, 2 coats of color, sanding the hull before each coat. She turned out pretty good for a couple of rookie paint slingers.

Back in the water. She's a real head-turner...

Back in the water. She's a real head-turner...

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

Kool series! Is he going to take you 2 on a voyage, as a "reward"?

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Steveandjustyna Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

We've sailed with Larry on many occasions before and after "the project" 😊 In October we'll be his crew in an offshore race! Exciting 😁

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Steveandjustyna 2 years, 4 months ago

What fun!!!
Don't forget you camera, so we can go too!!!!
(((GRIN)))

PS...thanks for "liking" my "see you later" goodbye upload!

Cheers!!!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
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