|s/v Florian 30 minutes into her first dip in the Pacific |
after a cross country truck ride from Maine.
|Florian's dorade vents in the v-berth|
|First, Don used a power washer to pull the old paint off the vents.|
We used this primer on the dorades.
|Blue painter's tape and paper towels as masks, and a sheet of cardboard as a base|
Don placed a sheet of cardboard under the vents so he could spray the primer inside the cowels. Using small strips of blue painter's tape, he masked the arc of the vent rims, and secured paper towels around the back and neck exteriors to protect the bronze from overspray.
Don used a brush-on version of this enamel
|After removing the tape and paper towels, we have shiny, red vents!|
|Don removing the dorade caps to replace the newly painted vents.|
|Screwing the vents into place, and sealing the deal |
that our first boat project was complete!