Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Undercoat for ‘Minnow’

Today I painted most of the exterior of the boat with International Pre-Kote. This is a top quality undercoat for International Toplac. I also did the hatch and rudder stock. I didn’t paint the cabin top or the hatch runner supports, because I must first prepare them. I have to remove the silicone sealant that runs along the joins between the cabin top and the hatch runner supports and replace them with something more substantial, perhaps epoxy fillets.

The undercoat makes the boat look so much better, and of course it seals the fibreglassing and woodwork, and it provides an excellent base for the first upper coat.


Sean Mulligan said...

WOW!!! What a difference William!!! Looks fantastic! What a lucky Paradox to have come into your custody! :-)

We tested Scout out in over 20 knots yesterday for the first time and only second sail ever.... here's a link to a video of it...

Keep up the great work!!!

Steve Carey said...

Really looking GREAT already Bill . . . . but I knew she would in your hands!

Watched Sean's video. The best I've seen a Paradox sailing, but there again I've never seen one in the flesh. Really handles well.

richard green said...

Hello Bill, even though it's in the same vein, I still have to add my two pennorth. Minnow looks fantastic already. If her last owner is reading your blogs, I should think he's wanting her back already.

William Serjeant said...


'Scout' looked good in the video.

How did she tack in those conditions?

There's no water ballast in 'Minnow'; she has lead and concrete.


William Serjeant said...

Thanks Steve,

I'm having fun, and that's what it's about. I'm looking forward to sailing her, but there's a long way to go before she'll be ready.


William Serjeant said...


You really are an encourager.