Painting a Boot Stripe & the Hull

We pulled Trini out in Galveston, Texas at Pier 77 a local boat yard that allowed us to do our own work.

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One of the projects we had on our long list was to paint the fading brown Boot stripe and hull.

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We looked for the same shade of dark brown to keep with the 80’s color scheme.  But no one had that color available in their stores and we didn’t have time to have a color matched up.

easypoxySo we purchased 1 quart of EasyPoxy Petit paint in black.  The quart was about $38.

 

 

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The paint was thin, easy to apply and one coat covered the brown boot stripes .  In the 70+ degree heat, the paint dried quickly.

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Next was to complete the hull with red bottom paint.  (The hull was first sanded and then wiped down with paint thinner).  The new coat of paint will help keep barnacles and other sea-creatures from attaching to the hull.

 

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Two coats of red bottom paint were applied using 3 gallons of paint.  Each gallon cost $150.

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Helping us was Captain Kelly’s Dad, Rutledge and family friend, Pat.  The guy on the ground is Rutledge.

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(It’s hard to keep free labor motivated.)

 

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The tape pulled off and a nice sharp line remains.

 

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As you can see, Trini (a nick name of Captain Kelly’s late mother) still has the name of Enterprise.  Another project to add to our list!

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