Sun Dog’s new coat

Wheelhouse doors stripped back to bare wood and varnished both sides. Other brightwork stripped and varnished.

Sara and I are absolutely delighted with the final results of the boat prepared and painted by Paradocks Painting in Barcelona. (Contact number for Peter is 0034 677 216783)

Here are a few shots of the hull being prepared before being painted with Awlgrip Flag Blue, this being the closest match to the original colour.

Hull primed and filled – as you can see there were a few scrapes and scratches that needed filled

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Hull finished – what a difference – only the masking tape to come off!!

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Hull names were via Funky Monkey Boat Names – excellent service.

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Topsides and superstructure were fully prepared, then painted with Awlgrip Seattle Grey and Awlgrip Oyster White (some of the masking tape had still to be removed when these shots were taken)

The wheelhouse roof was sanded back prepared then coated with Loctite 34986 before being given a few coats of non slip deck paint.
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With the extensive refurb in 2004, followed by the investment in upgrading with new equipment since we bought Sun Dog in 2007, the painting of the boat was the final piece in the jigsaw. We now not only have a safe and comfortable boat, but now one that looks superb and will do so for many years to come. The investment in having her repainted using Awlgrip is worth it, because Sun Dog is a unique, rugged, and tough boat that really would be hard to replace.