I went from this:
What the pics don't show is the 3 months of prep work in order to be able to do that in one weekend.
I'm hoping to get the final paint
on the cab, deck
, and freeboard while the weather
holds out. Could really use a 30' garage about now...
Decided to go with the Pettit Easypoxy. Cabin
was really only roughly built, with simply the glass cloth done but no fairing, and took numerous layers of fairing until I had it right. I'm sure a pro would have done it in thicker smoother layers in a fraction of the time. Still, I like my results plenty! So far that's just the primer. Finished deck
will be off-white, freeboard will be white, and draft
will be dark green. Sails
are tan bark, I think this will be great!
Port lights are white oak. Will box them Wiley-style for ventilation. Also, will have 40" long white oak hand rails along the tops above the ports
. And, have better lee board mounts designed, to be out of white oak also.
I think she's looking pretty good!
Now, if I could have as much luck with the title for the trailer...