My Backyard Boats:

The Piccup Squared

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    16 June 03: I've been spending a lot of time with the ear protectors on and the industrial-strength dusk mask in place, sanding the hull in preparation for painting. I've put two coats of primer on, sanding between, and one coat of the enamel, which is a dark green.

    Cost so far: Add $17.23 for four 14-foot spruce 2x4s for spars, for a total so far of $361.16.

    Time spent so far: Add 15 hours for more sanding and prepping of the hull for paint , for a total so far of 104 hours.

Hull after first of two coats of primer. The dark primer is meant to make darker top coats cover better.
The hull after the first of at least two coats of Interlux Brightside green. My hull prep work is improving; no runs or curtains from the epoxy undercoat.

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