Robbins Reef Trip Report, Thursday, June 14, 2018
Crew: Megan Beck, Cooper, Tim Pouch, Erin Urban
Weather: Sunny, exceptionally windy, 70s
Access: Left Miller’s at 10 AM on the Anthony Miller captained by Marty Plage; back at 4 PM on the Emily Miller with Rob Stumely at the helm.
Purpose of the trip: We wanted to paint the stairwell from the sitting room to Kate’s bedroom. We decided to prime the Lantern Gallery roof white. We had to touch up all the rooms which we had re-primed in rusty places, dress more doors with a plane, and continue work on the two hatch covers.
Task accomplished: Megan put the white primer/paint on the brick, cast iron, and beadboard walls in the next flight of stairs, from the sitting room up to the equipment room. Cooper put it on the roof, ten plates of cast iron with 4” sides. Tim dressed the entry and the closet doors in Mae’s room and the entry door to Jacob’s room, which has to be re-hung because the screws failed. He removed the hatch cover from the Watch Gallery so we can strip it. Erin touched up the primed places in the completed rooms; they are now perfect, and put another coat on the Lantern Gallery hatch cover, which we have to reinstall with better screws.
Tim evaluated the threshold and surrounds of the dog door; we have to rebuild them. He will make drawings. We cleaned up rollers, brushes, and ourselves as best we could, swept everywhere, and tidied up everywhere, including the Lantern Gallery. We have to replace the ramboard up there.
Next steps: Megan is intent on finishing the first coat of primer on the stairwell, and Cooper will put another coat on the roof. Everything will need at least one more coat. We have to dress most of the doors that are hung with a plane, and find and install antique doorknobs, keyhole covers, mullions, and latches for some of them. We will put the hatches back and replace the threshold under the dog door; the door itself has to be removed and repaired because it does not close properly. We have to paint the Lantern Gallery window surrounds, clean up the round ventilation disks, caulk the beadboard, and paint it. We have to scrape and seal the interior ladders and then paint them.