Victorious and Triumphant

September 23rd, 2006 by: cheyenne

Topsides nonskid ON.

searunner 31 non-skid paint


searunner 31 non-skid paint

That’s what I’M talking about!

5 Comments on “Victorious and Triumphant”

  1. Peg Bowden says:

    I have tears of joy. So glad the spider-web paint didn’t slosh all over the place. –Mom

  2. joshua says:

    It turns out that it wasn’t quite that simple. We discovered that the non-skid wasn’t actually stuck down all that well, so cheyenne put another coat of paint over the top of it. Seems better now although we’re still reluctant to walk on it.

  3. xxx says:

    In the noon day sun, put your hand on that grey deck area,
    then put you hand on a white area. Feel a significant difference?

    Now think about heat transfer to the interior. Think about several years down the road when the deck has expanded in the heat of the day, then shrunk at night. Think about what those hundreds of expansion/contraction cycles do to the fiberglass/resin/wood union.

    Personally, I go with a white deck and wear sunglasses.

  4. cheyenne says:

    Hi there xxx,
    White paint: 97 degrees. Gray paint: 20,072 degrees. Right. Bitch, that one. However, we only repainted the amas and god forbid the boat NOT match! (The main cabin is painted gray already and ESTHETICS PLEASE!)

    Yeah, so we did actually consider for a bit changing the entire boat to white but the white nonskid just gets ugly dirty. Dirt gets into those nooks and just sticks.

    We will have to come up with some sort of hi-tech shade structure to shield ourselves from the deadly rays. (We’ll post about it.)

  5. xxx says:

    Perhaps my experiences can save you some time and effort concerning awnings.

    After many tries, I settled on two separate awnings. One is large and right for protected areas such as marinas or bays in areas not subject to sudden weather extremes (e.g. thunderstorms).
    The other is small (just enought to cover the cockpit) and kept rigid with pvc pipe as low cost battens. It’s the primary awning in tradewind areas.

    About the only awning structure I’ve found that can withstand the gusts common in strong thunderstorms would be a dodger/bimini arrangement where the two are joined together and kept to a low profile. Otherwise, you face returning to the boat someday to find serious mayhem.

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