Originally Posted by minaret
200 for topcoat prep?!
Misspoke myself. 400 grit.
Yes, guys, it can go that fast if you are efficient and your goals are realistic. Consider that 15 hours at shop labor rates ($100/hour) and shop productivity (figure 30 hours) and shop supplies ($500) would get you to $3500. The sort of labor-of-love work many are suggesting would cost twice that, which some have pointed out. Personally, I'd spend the money
, upholstery, or hardware
I've done this twice and the paint
neither pealed nor ran, nor did repairs
show through. The first boat took longer. There is no doubt in my mind that I could paint
34' cat to the OP specs below the rail in under 15 hours labor. It's not that complicated. Deck
, for a cruising boat, is a different matter.