Robbins Reef Trip Report, Thursday, June 7, 2018
Crew: Megan Beck, Cooper, David Dallon, Eileen Montanez, Erin Urban
Weather: Sunny, windy, 60s
Access: Left Miller’s at 9:45 AM on the Emily Miller captained by Phil Tobin; back at 3:30 PM on the Nicholas with Tony Semple at the helm.
Purpose of the trip: We wanted to brush, spot prime, and paint the stairwell from the kitchen to the sitting room. We had to address the Lantern Gallery again, scrape the roof down one more time, and apply sealant.
Task accomplished: After everyone did more sweeping in the stairwell, Megan put primer on the exposed brick, Eileen cut in around the ceiling, and she and David painted the cast-iron wall from the kitchen to the sitting room. Meg also spot-primed rust-stained places on metal surfaces in all the rooms.
Cooper and Erin scraped the Lantern Gallery roof and were happy to see that the epoxy on the window surrounds was glass-like. Cooper cleaned up and shop vacced, and after a break, we mixed up sealant, and he applied it to the roof, which has a curved lower shelf. The hatch cover fell off, and David scraped and painted it. The hatch goes through the Watch Gallery ceiling.
Eileen and Megan painted the stairwell walls and ceiling, and when they were almost done David and Cooper helped. David painted all the places Meg had spot-primed in the rooms.
We re-covered the dog door with plastic; have to build a new threshold, cleaned up rollers, brushes, and ourselves as best we could, swept everywhere and hauled back trash.
Next steps: We have to put back the Watch Gallery ceiling hatch and replace the threshold under the dog door up there. We also have to address the one in the Watch Gallery; we have to remove it, strip it with Peel Away, repair, seal, and varnish it. We have to prime and then paint the Lantern Gallery window surrounds and roof.
We will continue painting the mighty stairwell. We have to scrape and seal the interior ladders and then paint them black.