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We have just finished painted our deck lines and are very happy with the final result. Our chocolate brown lines were well worn and the deck was looking shabby.
I started with washing all the deck then sanding every lines with 120 grit sand paper and a very narrow wooden sanding block.
We vacuumed and washed the deck again and then masked both sides of every line in sections. Although we had a bungalow striping tool we chose not to use it as the lines were so much straighter using masking tape and using an artist brush. We put two coats on every line and having it fully masked made it easy to apply the second coat.
We used International Toplac paint on the lines mixing 90% Ivory and 10% Cream.
We went through 20 rolls of masking tape and the entire job took 100hrs with one person doing the job.
Cost was about €250 for paint and masking tape.
My time was free as a proud owner and wouldn’t hesitate to do it again in the future.
On Friday, January 22, 2021, 9:02 pm, ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:
Thanks, John ,
I do have a smattering of French. How else do you speak to your boat ?
On 22 Jan 2021, at 17:58, Ian Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:
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?
Super good looking job!
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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.
Aloha SM 72
Port Townsend, WA
John Bernard "JB" Duler
Meltem # 19, Western Med