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  S&S Swan Maintenance - AwlGrip vs. Gelcoat
 
 
 
06 March 2017 - 08:40
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  matteosalamon Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 638
 
  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
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  tonyh Join Date: 20 March 2011
Posts: 84
 
 

Wow!

 
     
 
 
06 March 2017 - 23:07
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  robmably Join Date: 01 March 2007
Posts: 97
 
 

Vanessa is a very lucky girl !

 
     
 
 
07 March 2017 - 11:47
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  goosiboy Join Date: 07 October 2014
Posts: 29
 
 

whow, brand new, looks beautyfull!

 
     
 
 
07 March 2017 - 21:30
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  matteo45 Join Date: 23 October 2011
Posts: 140
 
 

This is a beauty! my compliments!

 

 
     
 
 
10 March 2017 - 11:50
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  philippeV Join Date: 02 February 2007
Posts: 165
 
 

Bravo Matteo!

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

 
     
 
 
10 March 2017 - 13:58
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  TeemuP Join Date: 06 January 2011
Posts: 10
 
 

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
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  matteosalamon Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 638
 
 

Dear Teemu,

2000 one!

Fair winds!

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

 
     
 
 
26 March 2017 - 19:53
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  matteosalamon Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 638
 
 

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
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  hnakajima Join Date: 20 February 2007
Posts: 116
 
 

Bravo Matteo !

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

Regards,

Hiro

 
     
 
 
05 April 2017 - 16:54
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  ccolton Join Date: 15 April 2011
Posts: 334
 
 

She is Brand New!

 
     
 
 
 
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