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Deck Grip: KIWI Grip paint

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, In : Paint 
Paint is like Mayonnaise.  Goes on thick.  It got hotter out than we though but just kept going.  Some places h ave different texture than other, nothing a little sandpaper can not fix later. Tinted the pain our selves, blue with a hint of green.  It dries darker than you think so go easy if you are trying this.

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Painting the Hull

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : Paint 
We painted the Hull.  Or tried too.  We had a good weather window so we went for it.   We got scaffolding around the boat (A life safer, worth every single penny!!!  I would have payed double, it made life so much easier)  We narrowed our choice down to Interlux Perfections and Awlgrip.  Both faired very well in the Practical Sailor reviews.  Awlgrip has a better name to it but it cost a lot more.  Knowing that we are no where near professional painters.....and most of the time barely get to ...
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Sanding and filling

Posted by Bryan on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : Paint 
Not much worth taking pictures, but lots of work still being done.  Akin to doing drywall mudding before you paint.  Lots of little things that take lots of time, then gets covered up and nobody every knows.  We have been sanding bilges, inside lockers, walls, wood, everything in the boat.  Will be ordering our fuel tanks tomorrow.  Painting will start on Saturday.

We have also been working on our hatch openings.  Something special is happening, but I want to wait until after we paint to put u...
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Bryan Haas

Please feel free to contact me! I grew up on the waters of the Chesapeake sailing and fishing. I was paid to work, sail, race, and sometimes live on a 51' Hinkley (they didn't really need to pay me but they offered!). I am a high school science teacher who likes to learn by doing. Used to teach at "The Sound School" in New Haven Ct. Check it out, the most amazing on- the- water school there is. I have rebuilt smaller boats from scratch, but nothing on this scale. This is an adventure. All help is greatly appreciated.

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Bahama's Weather

Just as a reminder to my self why I am doing all of this.  There is nice weather at the end of the tunnel.

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