2018 Zambra paint job

I thought I’d better drop in the latest news on the Zambra project, as it’s been a while.

I’ve made some good progress over the last few weeks, including:

  • Finishing all the prep work on the hull, including fitting all the deck woodwork and hardware
  • Coating up all the woodwork in three coats of Woodskin
  • Priming and undercoating
  • Top coating the topsides in white gloss finish – I’ve gone for trade weathershield, as it’s really flexible.
  • Made new rubbing strakes including the really tricky curved bits at the front, Iroko throughout.
  • Engine has been dropped in and roughly positioned
  • New prop shaft and max prop feather propeller fitted 

Should be finished with painting this week, and that leaves re-fitting all the woodwork, the stanchions and the rest of the deck hardware. And also the re-wiring. And the window surrounds. And all the sealant bits. And the plumbing.


But I’m starting to think I might get her back on the water next year. It’s safe to say it’s been a bit of a longer process than I thought at the outset. But I can also now say that all the rotten bits, all the filler, and all the various other problematic areas have been addressed. 


And doesn’t she look lovely!

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