I began by painting all of the white surfaces on and around the cabin white. The original paint had faded and did not look good any longer. My dad and I rolled and tipped two coats of white TotalBoat WetEdge topside paint onto the area. I still have to paint the cockpit, which should happen tomorrow afternoon. The fresh paint is much shinier and nicer than the old paint, giving the boat a fresh look.
I also spent some time refinishing the companionway slats. The original varnish was chipping off and was in all around poor condition. I spent some time again with the heat gun and scraper (yay!) removing all the old varnish. I then refinished the slats with TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 gloss varnish. They look much better now. I feel it is so important to have the slats looking good as they are a first impression for those coming to sail.
Varnishing the grab rail with TotalBoat Gleam 2.0 gloss varnish. I went back and forth on doing this. I really liked the look of varnished grab rails but there is quite a bit more maintenance involved. I decided that it was worth the work in the future. The varnish looks fantastic.
Fairing the cockpit sole with TotalFair
While I was working on painting the white around the cabin my dad painted the seats grey with TotalTread nonskid paint. Now when I sit in the cockpit it is beginning to feel like a boat.
Hello! My Name is Stuart Wemple. Welcome to my blog about the refit of my Pearson 26, Why Knot.