A blog about SCAMP (Small Craft Advisor Magazine Project) boats. Covering the build, sailing the boat and the scamp community that has formed around this little portly boat.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Making progress; starting to paint

This weekend I took down the garage dust tent. I can roll the trailer and the boat outside and make sanding dust there.
That should help to have a clean dust free garage for painting.

Saturday I spent hours sanding the exterior with 120. It resulted in a nice dull black with just a few sand-throughs. But sand-throughs only went down to the next layer, not down to the wood. I didn't get any pictures of the sanding. It resulted in a lot of dust.

I also painted on the boot stripe

Here she is Sunday outside after I sanded off the slightly 410-thickened epoxy I had painted on all interior surfaces.
sanded and boot stripe painted

The other side

close up of the stern boot stripe.

A view inside.
I really like how sanding with 120 turns the finish dull. It's fairly easy to see where you need to do some extra sanding or fill low spots.

I did sand through some areas on the interior. Tonight I recoated those. I'll scrape and sand them later and then I can start in on full painting.

It was good to paint the boot stripe as an experiment. I need to learn to paint on thin layers. The boot stripe has some areas where the pain cracked & spidered a bit. I believe it hadn't completed curing quite yet. I'll wait a few more days and sand it down before a recoat.

1 comment:

  1. It is great to see that your hard work is paying off. The boat is really coming together. Your boat looks really cool, the nose is cute. Keep up the great work.