The Intrinsic Yacht & Ship crew began a large project on a 30′ 1988 Freedom sailboat this week. As part of the restoration of this classic, the owner elected to begin with hull painting. We are also sodablasting the bottom before having it barrier coated and painted.
As you can see in the photos we took (the “before” and beginning stages of the project), the hull finish was dull and the existing vinyl striping was cracked and in disrepair. The first stages were to remove the vinyl striping, name and adhesive that remained after removal. Our fiberglass tech went to work on repairing a variety of cracks, chips and voids. Multiple layers of gelcoat were applied, with sanding and fairing being done in between layers.
As the work week is ending, we are still working on finishing the details and prep work that will be the basis for a stunning new paint job. Keep checking back for more details and photos of the progress. Feel free to leave us any questions or comments below – or you can always give us a call at 410-263-9288 if you have any questions.
UPDATE: The job has been finished, and this boat doesn’t look the least bit tired anymore! Be sure to check out the completed photos by visiting here: http://intrinsicyacht.com/hull-painting-completed-sailboat-project/