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Valiant 40 paint progress, for those interested.

Finished the prep the other day.



and got the primer on yesterday afternoon.



It doesn't look too bad but needs sanding of course...



It's a two part epoxy sealer sanding primer because this is a 35 year old hull and shows it.



I still have some spots that even the primer won't fill.



That's what epoxy is for. The final layup was 10 mils wet which will cure to about 8 mils. We'll sand off 3 mils and then spray topcoat. We also got the varnish job. Should be fun...
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Looks like a nice job, Charlie. The old girl's gonna sparkle!

IMO, nothing's too good for this wonderful cruising design. Bob Perry hit it clear out of the park :-)

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Lookin' good Charlie!
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Very nice Charlie. Thanks for the updates. It's great to see your work.
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Charlie,

Can't wait to see the finished product!
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Rough day at the yard. The little storm that came through shredded our masking and brought down some of the tent framing AGAIN!



The weather was too marginal to use electric sanders in so all we could do was clean up the mess.



This is gonna cost us another 24 or so man hours to remask and repair the framing.



Good thing we pulled down the plastic and rolled and taped it up or the whole thing would've been shredded.



We've got one day, Saturday, to get some work done and then another series of fronts roll through.
This thing being outside is kicking our tails...
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This is gonna cost us another 24 or so man hours to remask and repair the framing.
UH-OH!...The price of the next job just went up... ..Darn yard rates anyway..

Just kidding..Just kidding..

Bummer Charlie...I have had the same thing happen to me painting equipment or houses...it sucks!
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keep up with the pics and process this is great to see. Thanks
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