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19 May 2013 - 21:50
#1
Join Date: 27 September 2012
Posts: 38

Our Swan 44 DIY refit

What we have done so far:
1. Pealed of the Gelcoat (osmose treatment part 1) and hull dried for 9 months
2. New navigation corner
3. Some interior refit (paint jobs)
4. Keel fairing & shaping
5. Sanding the hull (above waterline)
6. Painted the hull with 2-component paint (3 layers)
7. Epoxy treatment below the waterline (osmose treatment part 2)
8. New toilet
9. New dorades
10. New clutch

Todo's:
1. New antislip on deck
2. Antifouling
3. Mounting radar pool
4. New navigation led lights
5. Mounting propellor axe with new bearings

Astimated launch is second week of june.

If anyone is intrested please teake a look at: www.repoman.be

Epoxy treatment below the waterline

Paintjob

19 May 2013 - 23:34
#2
Join Date: 27 September 2012
Posts: 38

And many thnx to Matteo for this forum and The professor for hes good advice.

21 May 2013 - 06:28
#3
Join Date: 12 March 2013
Posts: 24

great job and great boat,

César

Solana swan 44

28 May 2013 - 18:48
#4
Join Date: 15 April 2011
Posts: 393

Dear Ice,

I applaud all of the work you have completed and the plan for all the other work yet to be done! She is beautiful. I see that you painted her; did you do it yourself? Would you mind discussing the fairing process. I have read extensively about this but am always interested to hear "true" stories.

Good luck and Fair winds!
Chris Mabel's Casse Tete

28 May 2013 - 21:45
#5
Join Date: 27 September 2012
Posts: 38

Hello ccolton,

Yes we painted the hull be ourself, by roller.
What do you mean with the fairing process, below or above the waterline?

28 May 2013 - 21:49
#6
Join Date: 15 April 2011
Posts: 393

Dear ICE,

The topsides on my boat are wavy and have deep scratches; etc. I will need to repair and fair, just as one would do for a car that's getting painted. I was wondering what you did to be sure that when the paint dried, the hull appeared smooth and clear.

Thanks,

Chris

26 June 2013 - 13:16
#7
Join Date: 27 September 2012
Posts: 38

Hello ccolton,

The topsites where painted before with Awl Grip. We only sanded it with 180, filled some scratches with epoxy filler and degraesed it. After two wet on wet paintjobs we sanded the topsides with 400 for the final layer.

Updates till 9/6/15:
At the moment the boat is launched:
latest pictures:

More pictures comming soon on www.repoman.be

Lifting carefully

On transport to the dock

Nice fender socks ;)

13 July 2013 - 14:53
#8
Join Date: 15 April 2011
Posts: 393

Dear ICE,

Congratulations!  She's a beauty and worthy of all the fine work you have done. 

 

Please post more pictures! 

Chris

25 July 2013 - 15:02
#9
Join Date: 27 September 2012
Posts: 38

Lots of work and new pictures:

- New roller system for the genua: Profurl R420
- New roller system fot the cutter: Profurl NX 2.5
- New forstay and backstay (dyform 10mm)
- New Navtec pump for the backstay
- New Scanstrut radar pool
- ...and Lazy-bag :)

Stay tuned at: http://www.repoman.be

Stepped the mast

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