Re: Deck repairs for an SM ( and other Amels )

ianjenkins1946 <>

Thanks , Stephen , 

That’s reassuring to read .  I admire your white stripes . Beautifully done— any cooler to walk on bare foot ?
My guy has done the first 4 repairs and sent me photos . Excellent job so far . I can’t wait to see for myself . I’ve just had Covid( amazingly , very mild )  and been Pfizered so I just have to convince the Greek authorities that with natural and chemical immunity they should let me in ! 

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen 302, Kilada ( but we are stuck in London )

On 22 Jan 2021, at 16:53, JB Duler <jbduler@...> wrote:

 I agree, magnificent decks!!
Steve, do you mind sharing what paint you picked (either the brand or color #) for both the brown and the white?

On Jan 22, 2021, at 08:52, Justin Maguire <justin_maguire@...> wrote:

Super good looking job!



Sent from Mail for Windows 10


From: Stephen Davis
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 8:46 AM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Fw: Deck repairs for an SM ( and other Amels )


We painted the decks on “Aloha” SM72 a little over 4 years ago. In our case, the cracks in the gel coat had allowed a few chunks of of the tan gel coat to chip off. We ended up grinding off all of tan gel coat prior to painting. Beneath the tan gel coat is another layer of white gel coat which was in good condition. Moral of the story is that you do not have to worry about water intrusion into the core, and what ever fix you choose will be for cosmetic purposes. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Port Townsend, WA




John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med

Join to automatically receive all group messages.