Gasping At The Railway

Final coat of primer, paint arrives today from Kirby!

Since I have not gotten any more gasps, I thought you may want to see Sweet Pea getting some work. We are putting stainless straps, u bolts around her keel to support it since some of the keel bolts have lost some of there magic over the years. It’s been a tough gig for sure. Drill holes in the bottom through the keel is nerve racking for sure. But moving two 50 gallon water tanks is insane. Yikes.

8 stainless straps u bolts

As George said, Well you got you a rusty bucket now! Ha

Seems overkill to use spray paint. But made life a ton easier

I also have put 3 coats of different colored primer on the hull to clean up some old paint jobs. This system allows you to see the imperfections. Helps with previous heavy brush strokes. And if we are going with a dark gloss paint, she needs to be as smooth as possible. Oh well, its just paint!

Coat two of primer with skim coat details.

Hundreds of little skims. Sand skim sand.. Actually I briefly thought..mmmm, that color is a great fake wood color, throw some grain tone and varnish it.

Beautiful fall days, 50-70 depending on the part of the day

The gods seem to be okay with what I am doing.. I think.. I may have to sacrifice a virgin can of paint?

The reds of the trees work well with some light shafts

11 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Big boat and a big job. You and George will be staying out of trouble for a while!
    Would love to see a close up of one of those u-bolt keel reinforcement things.

    • Troy in ANE
      Troy in ANE says:

      Ya, I am curious to see that too. Are the U-bolts going on the outside of the keel? If you put enough of them it would give you some good protection against against that nasty ledge off of Fleeton Point.

      Now I know how briant feels, made a late comment yesterday and I don’t think anyone even saw it.

    • Kelly Wittenauer
      Kelly Wittenauer says:

      I too think the font seems smaller. But thought it must just be me, after not visiting Woodyboaterville for several days, while busy playing race cars in ATL.

    • matt
      matt says:

      I am not sure, we just yesterday started the new website process and migrated the site to a new “less expensive” server. I am focusing energy on the new site, and yes going to change the email feature that keeps crapping out.

  2. Art
    Art says:

    Matt is there a reason that you are not utilizing a pick to paint the hull, I would think that it would make life a lot easier and faster. Just asking for a friend.

  3. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

    I like others, would like to see a close up of those u bolts and straps. You knew there was a reason you bought the Railway Matt. After seeing this it reminds me why I don’t own a wooden cruiser.

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