Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Shipmates, I hear you ask: "How many photographs of the final fairing stage of a Zephyr yacht does a person need to look at?" - Well the answer is four photographs.

The previous post showed the hull with its first fairing compound combed on. These photographs show the hull after micro light fairing compound has been applied, sanded fair and two coats of 'two pot' Everdure applied.

When you run your beady eyes over a recently coated glossy hull any imperfections are very easy to see. I was heartened to find the hull fair and true with only minor imperfections

The final stage is a regime of sanding between undercoats and the application of a glossy final coat.
But before that happens the hull will be turned the right way up and the new deck, splashboards and other trim installed.


Barubi said...

It’s hard work, but satisfying when you get that good a result.
Now for something fancier than plain white for the top coat.

Alden Smith said...

Ah, now Barubi - glad you mentioned "something fancier than plain white for the top coat."

I am thinking of painting the hull bright yellow. Why? for no other reason than that I like that colour - it's happy, cheerful and puts a smile on my face.

A yellow hull combined with a shiny varnished deck and a light grey cockpit and a new set of black carbon foils (dagger board and rudder) will be a combination to be reckoned with - the colours of a very fast Bumble Bee.

Barubi said...

A Bumble Bee. How kiwi can you be?
Leave a painter attached so she can be a pull-along toy.

Alden Smith said...

LOL - Yes, hadn't thought of that comparison! : >)

George A said...

At least you're done with the dust stage. Congrats on that!

Alden Smith said...

Thanks George - Yes out of the major (literally buckets of dust) phase. There are still a few paint and varnishing sandings to do but nothing like the sandstorm that comes with fairing compound.