Bottoms Up!

Employing Coppercoat in the quest for the perfect bottom job  (published December 2012) The restoration and refit of our Pearson 424, Regina Oceani, has a focus on creating a craft that will be safer, more reliable, and—wherever possible—require less maintenance. The finishing of the bottom offers perhaps the best opportunity

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Practice Makes Perfect

Refinishing Regina Oceani's middle-aged hull  (published October 2012) It takes a great deal of bravery, faith and endurance to refinish the hull of a 31-year-old, 42-foot sailboat. And it should be said now: “Caution: The photographs in this article may not be suitable for all boat owners.” But the rewards

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Beyond Painting-Spar Restoration

Regina Oceani's rehab continues  (published January 2012) As the restoration and refit of our Pearson 424, Regina Oceani, continues—her inner being now strong and solid with a new engine, plumbing and some new cabinetry—we turn to her exterior facelift, where paint is the fountain of youth. Our painting encompasses four

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