I hope is is paid by the job, not hour !
SIDEBAR:He did the gel coat first, then re-taped for the nonskid. The "stuff" appeared to be granules of small rubber-like material sprinkled onto the paint--possibly on the first coat. I would have liked to hook the painter up to a brain machine and download his experience into my own filing cabinet, but after a while even a reasonably friendly fellow does recoil from my interviewing technique, and after I almost made him spill his paint pots I decided to back off.
Hank Toles, the new owner of the boat, says he is or was a member here. Eventually perhaps he'll fill us all in.
What was your solution for sanding the checkered non-skid grooves prior to painting?? Thanks!I agree that the Ericson non skid pattern is great but then my question again, is how do you prepare the (checkered) Ericson non skid. Is a (brass) wire brush with solvent sufficient? And from the photo of the boat next to Christian's, not all of the hardware was removed, i.e. at least the stanchions were still in place and taped up? I would love to remove the stanchions and re bed them but that vinyl headliner is in the way and getting to the nuts for the genoa track is also a pain. Those zippers are never where you want them even if they still do work.