|Before the paint job|
|After the paint job|
|Sharp looking fresh white paint job|
|Now we match the C-Quest which we share the dock with.|
Because of a mix up with work permits we got the chance to paint today. Hand painting a small boat like this is not easy. After hours of scraping and sanding and masking we finally starting painting. It was not a big area area but it took three of us a couple more hours to cut in all the windows and edges with a brush and roll the larger areas. Much of it had to be done while precariously balanced on the narrow gunnel hanging one handed from a railing.
It needs another coat or two but it does look great. We also added a special ceramic dust that is suppose to make it reflect more heat; it's the same idea as the ceramic tiles that kept the space shuttle from burning up on reentry into our atmosphere. Not only do we blend in better with the local boats now but we will hopefully stay cooler too. It was a good use of a sunny day.