Refinish 7 - Pygmy Coho 

This project was refinish/repair of a previously built Pygmy Coho.  I sanded the the entire boat down, repaired several sections of fiberglass, and applied new varnish.  

Length:  17 feet 6 inches
Beam:  23 inches
Weight: ~45 lbs
  • 9/27/14 - Before the refinish work begins.
    9/27/14 - Before the refinish work begins.
  • Before shot.
    Before shot.
  • Before shot.
    Before shot.
  • The condition of the hull is in very rough shape.
    The condition of the hull is in very rough shape.
  • 9/29/14 - The deck is partially sanded in preparation for new epoxy.
    9/29/14 - The deck is partially sanded in preparation for new epoxy.
  • 9/30/14 - Several sections of the hull needed fiberglass repair.  The area is taped off so the ends of the fiberglass don't fray.
    9/30/14 - Several sections of the hull needed fiberglass repair. The area is taped off so the ends of the fiberglass don't fray.
  • The fiberglass patch.
    The fiberglass patch.
  • Fiberglass is wetted out with epoxy.  The discolored, damaged area is still visible, but it will be protected and waterproof now.
    Fiberglass is wetted out with epoxy. The discolored, damaged area is still visible, but it will be protected and waterproof now.
  • Another area is patched with fiberglass.
    Another area is patched with fiberglass.
  • A view of the patch after the tape is removed.
    A view of the patch after the tape is removed.
  • 10/1/14 - The hull is given a fill coat of epoxy.
    10/1/14 - The hull is given a fill coat of epoxy.
  • The patched area after the fill coat of epoxy.
    The patched area after the fill coat of epoxy.
  • 10/4/14 - The deck has been sanded and a fill coat of epoxy has been applied.
    10/4/14 - The deck has been sanded and a fill coat of epoxy has been applied.
  • 10/6/14 - The boat is stood on its bow for an endpour.
    10/6/14 - The boat is stood on its bow for an endpour.
  • 10/7/14 - The boat gets an endpour in it's stern.
    10/7/14 - The boat gets an endpour in it's stern.
  • 10/8/14 - The old misplaced hole in the bow is filled and a new one drilled.
    10/8/14 - The old misplaced hole in the bow is filled and a new one drilled.
  • 10/10/14 - The hull is partially sanded.
    10/10/14 - The hull is partially sanded.
  • 10/14/14 - Sanding is complete.
    10/14/14 - Sanding is complete.
  • 10/19/14 - The bulkheads and hatch lips are prepped for fiberglassing on one side.
    10/19/14 - The bulkheads and hatch lips are prepped for fiberglassing on one side.
  • The fiberglass is wetted out with epoxy.
    The fiberglass is wetted out with epoxy.
  • 10/23/14 - The bulkheads are partially epoxied in place.  This is a view of the aft bulkhead.
    10/23/14 - The bulkheads are partially epoxied in place. This is a view of the aft bulkhead.
  • 10/24/14 - I finished the epoxy fillets on the bulkheads today.
    10/24/14 - I finished the epoxy fillets on the bulkheads today.
  • 10/25/14 - The aft hatch lips are epoxied into place.
    10/25/14 - The aft hatch lips are epoxied into place.
  • Forward hatch lips.
    Forward hatch lips.
  • 10/27/14 - The clamps are removed.
    10/27/14 - The clamps are removed.
  • The hull is ready for varnish.
    The hull is ready for varnish.
  • 10/29/14 - First coat of varnish on the hull!
    10/29/14 - First coat of varnish on the hull!
  • 11/2/14 - The first coat of varnish is on the deck.
    11/2/14 - The first coat of varnish is on the deck.
  • First coat on the hatch covers.  The dark lines were where the hatch straps shaded the wood from the sun.
    First coat on the hatch covers. The dark lines were where the hatch straps shaded the wood from the sun.
  • 11/6/14 - The final coat of varnish is on the deck.
    11/6/14 - The final coat of varnish is on the deck.
  • 11/7/14 - Deck rigging and hatch straps are installed.
    11/7/14 - Deck rigging and hatch straps are installed.
  • 11/8/14 - The boat is finished.  It looks much better than when I started.
    11/8/14 - The boat is finished. It looks much better than when I started.
  • After shot.
    After shot.