New Paint Job

Here are pictures of the paint project.


Friday: Out of the water. She shows her 28 years of scratches, dents, and wear.
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Saturday: Scratches filled and sanded. No more scratches or dents.
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Monday: First primer coat. Now even the wear is going, two more primer coats to go.
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Wednesday: Ready for first coat of color on the stripe.
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Thursday: The striping is done, the arrow will be gold.
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Friday: Color coat added, she’s Ice Blue.
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Saturday: ALL DONE! The Nomad is done, ready to splash.
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Tuesday: The Nomad is in the water. Due to mechanical problems with the TravelLift I was stuck on the hard until today.
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9 thoughts on “New Paint Job

  1. The waterline and top stripe will be Royal Blue. The top stripe has an arrow indented into it and it will be gold. The hull itself will be Ice Blue

  2. Hello!

    Lots of questions. . . was very excited when I saw your boat.
    I have an Aloha 32. I am wondering if my boat can go to sea. That is can I really travel in her? How do you like your 34? What is she like in high wind. What is your sail plan?

    Cheers,
    Jess

    • My 10.4 is great. I do take her out and have been in some rough seas. She has been to The Bahamas and has sailed the Gulf from Texas to Florida. I have taken her from VA to FL and back 4 times (well, 3 1/2, I’ll finish my 4th trip in the spring.) A recent development was that my 30 year old diesel quit and could not be rebuilt due to EPA guidelines, so I had to put in a new engine. She’s steady in high winds, but the worst I’ve seen is about 25knts. Cutter rig, 100 Genoa and mainsail. I have a spinnaker but never have used it, I single hand most of the time and I’m not that agile (67 years old). Yes, you can travel in her, some 10.4s have crossed the oceans, but that is up to you and your skill.

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