With the joinery mostly done and installed, Vela is ready for multiple coats of varnish on her beautiful brightwork, and lots of paint. Using Envy 2-Part varnish, Brendan and the team are able to apply 8 coats of varnish over just 2 days which gets Vela back to the paint booth at Itchiban Yacht Painters down the street that much faster. Once at Itchiban, Vela becomes a yacht again, with a bright new cockpit and decks painted in Bristol Beige. Her topsides are treated to about 5 coats of Awcraft 2000 in Sea Foam Green and as you’ll see in this latest episode, when Vela emerges from the paint shed, she looks like a brand new boat that will be turning heads up and down the northeastern coast.
Watch the whole series and see the amazing transformation of this 1965 Graves Constellation that went from a beautiful but tired older fiberglass hull, to a totally transformed and solid classic beauty. Old hulls can get new life breathed into them and become gems again – all it takes it “some” money, plenty of time and the right team. Vela will soon sail again and we will take you out for a sail on this newly restored beauty!