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S&S Swan Maintenance - AwlGrip vs. Gelcoat
06 March 2017 - 08:40
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Join Date: 29 January 2007
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AwlGrip vs. Gelcoat

Dear Friends,

last summer I scratched Vanessa's starboard side (nothing serious but cosmetically not very nice!), so I decided to give her a refresh,  and overhaul all deck hardware.

In a few weeks, after a veeeeeeery long winter on the shed, she will be ready to go back into the water, I really can't wait to sail her again.

Here she is after new paint. I know original gelcoat is far better than AwlGrip, but at least on the deck to get a new gelcoat is too difficult to be applied (and in my shipyard there is a genius working with AwlGrip, so...!)

Here she is:

Fair winds

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

 

06 March 2017 - 20:15
#2
Join Date: 20 March 2011
Posts: 88

Wow!

06 March 2017 - 23:07
#3
Join Date: 01 March 2007
Posts: 147

Vanessa is a very lucky girl !

07 March 2017 - 11:47
#4
Join Date: 07 October 2014
Posts: 70

whow, brand new, looks beautyfull!

07 March 2017 - 21:30
#5
Join Date: 23 October 2011
Posts: 148

This is a beauty! my compliments!

 

10 March 2017 - 11:50
#6
Join Date: 02 February 2007
Posts: 200

Bravo Matteo!

But you probably should buy a stronger pair of sunglasses when you go sailing!

10 March 2017 - 13:58
#7
Join Date: 06 January 2011
Posts: 11

So beautiful, well done Matteo! Was it done with "traditional" harder polyester urethane resin based AwlGrip or softer but more easily repairable 2000 version?

Teemu (43/014 Eleanor)

11 March 2017 - 13:11
#8
Join Date: 29 January 2007
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Dear Teemu,

2000 one!

Fair winds!

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

26 March 2017 - 19:53
#9
Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 928

Dear All,

here she is, with all her deck hardware back in place and overhauled, next week she will be back floating

Fair winds!

matteo (47/069 Vanesa)

03 April 2017 - 21:56
#10
Join Date: 20 February 2007
Posts: 118

Bravo Matteo !

Vanessa looks beautiful.  She is lucky to have such a good owner.

Regards,

Hiro

05 April 2017 - 16:54
#11
Join Date: 15 April 2011
Posts: 385

She is Brand New!

09 May 2017 - 08:47
#12
Join Date: 02 February 2013
Posts: 25

Matteo, well done!
She is absolutely gorgeous.

Enjoy the summer!

KR

M

17 May 2017 - 06:43
#13
Join Date: 01 February 2007
Posts: 55

Who did the paint job ?

17 May 2017 - 19:03
#14
Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 928

Dear Richard,

a very good AwlGrip specialist in Porto Lotti Shipyard, his name is Marco Cicchero.

Fair winds!

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

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