Caledonia Yawl Project: painting the topsides and sheerstrake

Once the waterline was painted, it was just a matter of removing the masking tape and setting it on the other side of the waterline.


I then painted the white topside marine alkyld enamel paint. Wearing a good carbon VOC filtering mask.


It took me three coats to make sure I had good even coverage where the grey primer was completely hidden.




With the second coat it really started to smooth out nicely and the third was really based on just a few small areas where the coverage was not perfect.


Finally I was able to add the sheer strake colour




and the lower rub strip that I put just below the sheer strake I chose a deep rich yellow to accentuate leap between the white and the blue.