4.13.2008

Face Lift Update!




Here are a couple of before and after photos of the caprail on Mary Rose. After we removed and replaced all of the caulk on the outer seams we sanded the caprail down to bare wood. The wood is the original teak used when the boat was built in 1975. The product we removed was Cetol and we used Armada for the new finish. Armada lets the natural wood grain show through and should be a bit less maintenance. We also restored the rubrail on the hull just below the whale stripe which will show up in a future post when the port side is complete. We also added a strip of thin teak to the rubrail as a sacrificial piece and to help preserve the original teak. The Admiral was a bit distressed over the many hangnails she received while sanding. Once I looked over and she was taking a break sitting on the dock using the 80 grit on her feet for a quick pedicure treatment. hmmmmmmmmmmm.........very creative! One side of the wood restoration is almost complete and a new color is being applied on the whale stripe. We will be able to show photos at completion later this week. Each coat of Armada must dry for 24 hours between coats and the paint must dry 16 hours between coats. We will turn Mary Rose around and dock her bow in as soon as port side is complete. It should take another 2-3 weeks to complete the starboard side. We will then begin to restore the wood on the cabin top and that should take another 2-3 weeks depending on work schedules. All in all, we are quite happy with the results of our hard labor and the work will keep the fine exotic wood in perfect condition for another 30 years with regular annual touch up. Posted by captain don..............

1 comment:

editor@realestatenewsblog.blogspot.com said...

Looks snazzy! Keep up the good work.