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28 March 2019
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Sailing Isabella

Vessel Name: Isabella
Vessel Make/Model: Cabo Rico Tiburon 36 Cutter Ketch
Hailing Port: Biloxi Mississippi
Crew: Jim Ulmer
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Recent Blog Posts
15 June 2021

SoftSand non-skid

I really like this stuff. I have put this down with Awlgrip oyster white. With a little experimenting I developed this perceedure that works very well and allows me to complete sections in one weekend.

24 May 2021

Painting the boot and cove stripes Royal Blue

Pulled the tape and it makes a big difference. Isabella is looking GOOOOD!

24 May 2021

COCKPIT TEAK ... DONE!

I have sanded once and will give another light sand and finish with Semco teak sealer after it cures for a month.

24 May 2021

FINISHING THE COCKPIT TEAK

With all the teak glued down, it's time to lay in the chalk.

31 March 2021

Cockpit Re-Teak Continues

This is a tedious job but starting to look really nice! The cockpit is the only place I will replace the teak decking.

SoftSand non-skid

15 June 2021
Jim Ulmer
I really like this stuff. I have put this down with Awlgrip oyster white. With a little experimenting I developed this perceedure that works very well and allows me to complete sections in one weekend.
- Mask and sand the area with 220grit. Wipe down with wax remover (Totalboat).
- Prime with Awlgrip 545
- After 10 hrs, Light sand the primer with 220 grit
- Roll on thick coat of Awlgrip topcoat
- Sprinkle a heavy coat of SoftSand on the wet paint (shouldn't be able to see the paint thru the SoftSand)
- Wait 1-1/2 to 2 hrs, then using an air hose with the pressure set at 2-3psi, slowly blow the loose Softsand into a pile in the middle of the area coated. Using a piece of brown craft paper folded like a dust pan, carefully blow the loose material on too it and pour back into the shaker. I was able to collect about 90% of the loose SoftSand.
- Roll on the next topcoat. You will get some of the loose material in the paint, it's ok.
- Wait another 1-1/2-2 hrs and roll on the next and last topcoat.
- Wait 30 min and pull the tape. Done. Cures completely in 2 or 3 days.
(see additional pictures in the photo gallery)

Painting the boot and cove stripes Royal Blue

24 May 2021
Jim Ulmer
Pulled the tape and it makes a big difference. Isabella is looking GOOOOD!
I will give the bottom two coats of Blue over the Red indicator layer. Getting closer to launch.

Painting the boot and cove stripes Royal Blue

24 May 2021
Jim Ulmer

COCKPIT TEAK ... DONE!

24 May 2021
Jim Ulmer
I have sanded once and will give another light sand and finish with Semco teak sealer after it cures for a month.

FINISHING THE COCKPIT TEAK

24 May 2021
Jim Ulmer
With all the teak glued down, it's time to lay in the chalk.

Cockpit Re-Teak Continues

31 March 2021
Jim Ulmer
This is a tedious job but starting to look really nice! The cockpit is the only place I will replace the teak decking.
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