Got started pretty early today, as soon as it was warm enough to paint.  I hung the rudder under the porch so we could paint both sides of it without problems.

After tape, before paint.

After the first coat of Pettit Protect.  This is an epoxy barrier coat that prevents water from being absorbed into the glass, causing blisters.  Fiberglass is MOSTLY waterproof.  This is supposed to make it really waterproof.  We got more texture on this than I’d like, but I can live with it.  It’s not a race boat.  For some reason I always  have a hard time with Pettit primers rolling out really smooth.

This is after the second coat.

This is after the first coat of Vivid.  That is BLUE!  Like Caribbean houses blue.  I love it.

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