1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Spraying Mahogany Panels with ICA Base Coat Clear

Finally, at long last, I got the mahogany plywood that’s been cut and fitted since March into the origami spray booth for coating with ICA clear coat.


I came back to the boatyard to find that a trailered sailboat had been moved onto the new patch of gravel next to my tent. Unfortunately, there’s not much room between the sailboat and the origami spray booth. Now my first priority is moving the booth.

Relocate the spray booth 10′ forward of where it was


Relocated and ready to hang panels

Unfortunately, the time it took to move the booth delayed hanging the panels. By the time I got finished hanging them, it was too late to spray…have to delay until the next morning.

The following morning, water drips on the wood

A passing shower caused rain to drip around the perimeter of the tent, where the water just happened to drop on the string that’s suspending a few panels. It ran down the string and made the wood damp…can’t spray until that dries completely.

Finally, ready to spray as evening approaches

The first four coats look good!

I’ll leave it to dry overnight

Good looking mahogany!

Transom window surround panels look great!

Next up in our 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Sanding and Spraying the 2nd Coat on the Mahogany Panels


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