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January 19 2009 2 19 /01 /January /2009 22:08
Welcome July 2009

Final on Kent boat ... painting the mast .
Some project like " Kent " did start in May , to understand it , you should scroll down .
Thanks . 
Philippe .                                                                                 

 Ok ! I give you a ..........Short cut

 
 BEFORE                                                            AFTER                             

 I do love mast painting ...

 
 
 
 Just be sure , you have a good friend on the deck safety line !!!!!
 I will test video editing on the site  next week .. up & down  the mast will be a good test

 the " vue " is great ... 80 ' up water



July 08 ... back to earth ..
We are starting a 1959 old Woodie .. leaking . it is normal for a wood boat to leak a little , it is good to have salt water at the bottom of your bilge , but not to much or you will sink . 
Dry Rot came from fresh water infiltrations ( deck corners / windows joints .... )
In this case i will sand the hull & bottom / Smith epoxy , seal bare wood / West system all  cracks /
Epoxy primer / 3M marine filler underwater ,  minor cracks ..... & for the fun: 2 coats of Awllgrip LP.

 
   July 10 .... more work then expected ...
 old woodies
 are dangerous for the business !
   
  Sunday July 19

 Sea Myst ( California marina ) July 06 2009 ........ 
 should be done by Friday
     
     July 10 2009
 Done

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January 18 2009 1 18 /01 /January /2009 23:50

NEWS OF THE  MONTH JUNE 2009


" Kent "
is ready for Mexico & more ( you have to go to May 2009 , to understand the restoration process)

 Lapworth custom 48'

 
   
 
   

 " Sea Myst " Process . We are removing old Hardwares , fixing cracks on old gelco , epoxy primer, LP cockpit White & gray non skid .
     
 IN PROCESS
     
 " Big Woodie " is a friend ( the boat & the 2 last owners ) . We completly restored it in 2005 ...
   and because it is wood , we " maintenance " it !
 
 The 2 kids in front are my nefews , they came from France , for vacation , to learn Spanish / English & Hard work ...........
 
   

 " Sea Mark " has also an history with me .. We restored  the teak deck ,
3 years ago , cockpit , cabin ,  and this month ................................
the hull.

   Look at this dream sail boat .



Teak deck restoration ............
 
  
  June 19 2009  1 PM ....  Done & close to perfection !


























 I will take new pictures with better light .
 At Cliff request , We put 3 coats , the result is Amazing ! one of the best
 I ever did !

 

 " Johnny Halliday " lacquer salon table ...
   Lacquers are fascinating , i am getting more and more into it , I thought , i was a great 
   painter .... Huuuum , I am reconsidering . I will go 3 days in school next month for learning 
   more . It is a relentless poursuit of perfection . Better you are , more defects you find .



6 coats .. ready to polish .
 
 Done
   
   

 Howard has a 1959 little piece of art .... next month , and Tony to ..... 1970 ?  

   
   


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January 17 2009 7 17 /01 /January /2009 22:19
 A " resume " of our last & current activities . ( April / May 2009 )




Wayne deck removal / Fiber glass & new "nonskin" .

 
   
   
 Le Chateau d'Arthur

 Some black Lacquer in an impressive modern  " chateau " Beverly hills .

   
     





 Kent Miller . Full restoration / in process

 May 01 2009
 First week done
 My chalenge ... finish it in 5 weeks !










 May 07 2009
 Second week ..........
 Does not look like a lot done .. but ...










 May 14 2009
 Third week .....
 In schedule as today !













 Middle of week # 4 .....
 full report this week end .
 




























Kent Miller
Owner / Captain































Almost done
May 28 2009



see you tomorow for final!












See you in : " news of the month " June 2009 !

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January 14 2009 4 14 /01 /January /2009 21:38
 As I did tell you before , Lacquers / Lacques en Francais ... en Chinois aussi pour moi , are my
 new obsession . I did finish last week for Johnny Halliday LA home a coffee table .. off white .
 Light colors are relatively easy ... but black or any dark colors ... MAMA Mia !!!! 
 More close to perfection I am , more defects I find ... I think , it is the "grall " search !
 
 
 Hey ! I am doing very good , but Lacquers request
 perfection , and I am far away from satisfaction yet !!! 
 Philippe

 
 8 coats lacquers .. ready for polishing .  

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